Skip to comments.Federal prosecutor admits mistake, begs for leniency (Withheld Evidence)
Posted on 05/12/2009 4:00:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81
Federal prosecutor admits mistake, begs for leniency May 12, 2009 01:59 PM By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff
A federal prosecutor today acknowledged that she withheld evidence that could have helped clear a defendant in a gun case but said it was an inadvertent mistake and implored the chief judge of the US District Court in Massachusetts not to impose sanctions that could derail her career.
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She withheld evidence to advance her career, imo. She should do the time that the innocent victim was sentenced to.
Don't be a sucker, Judge, it was deliberate.
Baloney! Zero tolerance for prosecutors who are either incompetent or, shall I say it? — downright evil. There’s too much at risk. Too many honest people are destroyed by too many incompetent or evil prosecutors with all that power — and they have a lot of power.
I just don’t have much sympathy. Sorry. Do something else for a living, such as raking leaves in a public park.
The outcome will be directly related to her political affiliation. If she is a Republican, she’ll go down. If she’s a Democrat, I don’t see much more than a hand-slap in her future. The mere mention of the story leads me to believe she’s a Republican.
Sorry, I see it is a district court, and the judge is Wolf. I agree with the poster, being MA, her political affiliation will determine what happens.
The judge needs to make the prosecutor hit the bricks. Maybe she can make a living defending those who choose to open carry.
Withholding evidence is as bad as perjury. It strikes at the heart of the legal system. She should lose her license to practice law and should be charged with a felony for doing so. I hope she is convicted and sentenced to hard time.
This is just outrageous. What about the career of the man she wrongfully prosecuted? Corrupt prosecutors should get AT LEAST the same punishment they were so willing to mete out to their victims.
She was gonna nifong some poor schmoo to years in a Federal lock up to advance her career? Why should some trifling thing like that be allowed to impede the career of a really super special Ivy League graduate? Have we all lost our senses?
Sound like anyone we all know?
“She should do the time that the innocent victim was sentenced to.”
Or be required to PERSONALLY pay the legal bills of the defendant. Maybe both!
Derail her career? Hell, I want her bussing tables on the midnight shift with Nifong!
After she does the defendant’s time, of course. That is to earn money to pay his legal bills.
I have no sympathy whatsoever for this corrupt federal slug. It's way past time for some payback to the Feds for their many transgressions and corruption. And I do NOT limit this to the DoJ. It applies to the whole damned pack of needle-nosed federal leeches.
C'mon Judge. You had already given a warning about past behavior. You should bar all the present Federal Prosecutors in your jurisdiction from practicing law in your court and tell the DOJ to send new prosecutors who have had extensive ethics training. And if the prosecutor knew from her notes that the information directly contradicted what the testimony was from the stand, she should be referred for prosecution. That's as bad a faith case as it gets.
She’s just one of the....can’t understand normal thinking ....little gators.
“...was an inadvertent mistake...”
I wonder what her position would be regarding a citzen who committed an inadvertent mistake that resulted in a violation of the law, a firearms law for instance.
I’ll take Nifong, DPD Sgt. John Shelton, and Duke Police Officer Christopher Day for $1000, abb.