Philly.com is reporting that the FBI is investigating Mendte for possibly reading former co-worker Alycia Lane's private email. On Thursday, FBI agents seized Mendte's personal computer at his home. His lawyer confirmed it. You might remember Alycia Lane from her own e-mail scandal where she sent racy pictures to sportscaster Rich Eisen, whose wife found them. Oh. and that incident with the NYC cop.
This looks bad. First, the feds do A LOT of homework before they make a move. They're darn sure they have Mendte here. Secon, he's a journalist and they took his personal computer. That's a pretty touchy area and I've got to think that the judge issuing the search warrant gave this some careful review.
Why do I care beyond the obvious prurient interest? Mendte grew up in Lansdowne, Delaware County and went to nearby Monsignor Bonner High School. He's always seemed like a good guy to me. I can't imagine why a guy like him would get involved in a mess like this. He's off the air at CBS3 right now, but his bio is still up on the website. So was Alycia Lane's for a week or so before she got her walking papers.