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Bureau of Prison’s Rule
A new Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) rule which permits federal law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on confidential attorney-client communications of persons in custody of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under certain circumstances, without federal judicial oversight.
This rule means that forensic accountants and others hired by attorneys to assist in providing legal services must be on their guard to avoid disclosure of confidential information.
Source: Carl Pacini, “Privileged Communications Between Forensic Accountants, Attorney, and Clients Threatened by Federal Rule.” 28 C.F.R. §§ 500, 501 (2002): Prevention of Acts of Violence and Terrorism, 66 Fed. Reg. 55,062 (Oct. 31, 2001).