Contact Us

Prosecutor Facing Tough Questions In Potential Violations

jim hagarty

The Yakima County Prosecutor’s office is once again facing questions about potentially violating an inmate’s rights when they spoke with their attorney.

A Superior Court Judge has assigned Jeff Sullivan to investigate whether or not Daniel Woolem’s phone calls to his attorney were illegally listened to by officials. Sullivan previously was assigned to investigate a similar claim in the case involving Kevin Harper.

The Yakima Herald reports that Woolem’s current attorney Ricardo Hernandez is asking that all charges be dropped due to the violation of the attorney-client privilege.

The Herald says that court documents say that the phone calls were accessed under the user names of Prosecuting Attorney Jim Hagarty and sheriff’s detective Robert Tucker. Hagarty states that he lends his user name and password to several members of his staff so it would be impossible to know person was responsible.

All phone calls by inmates are recorded and there is a warning that states that before a call is connected.

Best of KIT

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.