LSP: No state laws broken by Saints

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Posted: Aug 13, 2012 3:37 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 13, 2012 3:37 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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Topics: saints, eavesdropping, investigation, new orleans, state police, LSP, mickey loomis

NEW ORLEANS - State Police said today their joint investigation with the FBI into allegations the Saints listened in on opposing teams did not find any evidence they violated state eavesdropping laws.

Superintendent Mike Edmonson said a federal investigation into the claims continued, however, and their findings didn't reflect on any ultimate findings by the FBI.

LSP and the FBI began investigating a claim last April that Mickey Loomis' booth at the Superdome was wired to eavesdrop on visiting coaches' communications during games. The claim was from an ESPN report citing anonymous sources.

"This has been an intensive investigation, and after numerous interviews we have determined that there is no evidence that state laws have been violated," Edmonson said.

Both Loomis and the Saints organization denied the allegations. The Saints also hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to do their own investigation.

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