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Police prying into stars' data

Records system often misused, state audit finds

Law enforcement officials searched the criminal records system about celebrities including Matt Damon. (Warner Bros. Pictures) Law enforcement officials searched the criminal records system about celebrities including Matt Damon.
By Andrea Estes and Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / May 6, 2009

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Police from communities across the state have repeatedly tapped into the state's criminal records system to improperly access information on celebrities and "high-profile citizens," according to a scathing audit released yesterday that also branded the system as obsolete and flawed. (Full article: 874 words)

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