A US government audit has revealed that a telephone company cut off an FBI international wiretap after the agency failed to pay its bill on time.
The audit by the Justice Department’s inspector general faulted the FBI for poor handling of money used in undercover investigations, which it said made the agency vulnerable to theft and mishandled invoices.
It cited the case in which a wiretap under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which governs electronic spying in terrorism and intelligence cases, was disrupted due to an overdue bill.
This is why I created a new tag, “Who needs fiction when you have reality?”. Now excuse me while I try to stop laughing.