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  • Trey Gowdy brings 'zeal for the truth' as head of House's Benghazi panel

    05/30/2014 4:05:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-30-14 | Sean Lengell
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's rise from obscure South Carolina backbencher to chairman of the House's new special Benghazi committee took a quantum leap last October, when he stole the show at an otherwise mundane Republican news conference about the terrorist attacks. While only in his second term, the conservative Gowdy rushed to the podium and — with the conviction of a preacher and the erudition of a prosecutor — launched into a passionate yet disciplined plea for "justice" that mesmerized those watching, including his GOP colleagues on the dais. "No one has been arrested, no one has been prosecuted, no one...
  • House Republicans call for special prosecutor on Tea Party targeting

    05/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/14 | Bernie Becker
    House Republicans plan to vote next week on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. In a statement announcing the vote, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Republicans have no faith in the investigation that is already being carried out at the Justice Department. “It is time for Attorney General Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal and bring the appropriate charges against those responsible,” Cantor said in a statement. “This is far too serious a matter
  • Dinesh D’Souza Prosecutor Sues Building for Not Allowing Crazy Woman to Keep Dangerous Dog

    04/22/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Preet Bharara, the legal troll most recently in the news for going after Dinesh D’Souza, the director behind a movie critical of Obama, and causing a major diplomatic incident with India by strip searching one of their female diplomats, has an even wackier case.Unlike many of the Indians targeted by the Sikh US Attorney, this time Bharara went after a building over a dog. This is a crazy case in a very literal sense.In December, Preet Bharara, who puts out more press releases than most spammers, announced that the government was suing a building for discriminating “against a disabled tenant”...
  • Natalya Poklonskaya Finally Has Her Own Official Website

    04/10/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Prosecutor Of Crimea ^ | 04/14/2014 | Prosecutor Of Crimea
    Born in 1980 in the village. Mikhailovka Perevalsky district Voroshilovgrad region in Ukraine. Education: higher legal. Professional career after graduation in 2002, she worked in the Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, where she held various positions, including: For 2002-2006. - Assistant Attorney Krasnogvardeisky region of Crimea, 2006-2010 gg. - Assistant Attorney Yevpatoriya, 2010-2011,. - Attorney, Deputy Head of Department oversight of law enforcement special forces and other institutions that fight against organized crime, prosecutors Crimea. In 2011-2012. headed Simferopol interdistrict environmental prosecutor's office. From October to December 2012 worked as head of the participation of prosecutors in the proceedings the Court...
  • Is the Prosecution of ‘Pocketknife Felon’ Jordan Wiser about Electing Harold Specht to a Judgeship?

    03/13/2014 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ChristinaKB · 9 replies
    TCOT Report ^ | March 13, 2014 | by Christina Botteri
    Via TCOT Report'Is the Prosecution of ‘Pocketknife Felon’ Jordan Wiser about Electing Harold Specht to a Judgeship?'Many have read with outrage the story of 18 year old Jordan Wiser; a young man whose car was searched without permission at his vocational school, resulting in his expulsion, arrest, felony indictment, imprisonment, and separation from his beloved, terminally ill grandfather. The prosecutor in this case, Harold E Specht, Jr. has been quoted saying the reason for Wiser’s arrest and felony prosecution centers on the discovery of a four-inch pocketknife, which was locked in the trunk, inside his EMT kit – a duffel...
  • Justice Dept. Lawyer Karla Dobinski’s Misconduct Sends Cops to Prison (liberal/gay activist)

    09/19/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    What does it take for an employee to get fired in Eric Holder’s Justice Department Civil Rights Division? Certainly perjury doesn’t do it. Neither does using a government credit card to book airfare for romantic liaisons with a Miami girlfriend — that just gets you a nice buyout. Want to use civil rights laws to protect only black victims of discrimination? Ho hum. The culture of lawlessness is so pervasive at the Civil Rights Division that a former Voting Section chief felt comfortable telephoning current DOJ employees and suggesting they turn over confidential memos … because they were worth cash...
  • Florida prosecutor indicted for falsifying arrest warrant against George Zimmerman

    07/25/2013 6:42:57 AM PDT · by JimRed · 57 replies
    e-mail from Conservative Byte ^ | 7/25/13 | conservativebyte.com
    Florida State’s Attorney Angela Corey has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury, convening in Ocala, Florida, over the alleged falsification of the arrest warrant and complaint that lead to George Zimmerman being charged with the second degree murder of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The indictment of Corey, which was handed down last week (see www.citizensgrandjury.com), charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to George Zimmerman’s head in the warrant she allegedly rushed to issue under oath, in an effort to boost her reelection prospects. At the outset of this case, black activists such...
  • Taxpayers to pony up defense costs for ‘baseless’ Zimmerman circus

    07/15/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 15 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    It will be interesting to learn, someday, exactly how much Florida spent in time and tax dollars, only to lose its case against George Zimmerman. Now that Zimmerman has been acquitted of all charges, the state may have to pay up even more. Florida statute 939.06(1) reads: “A defendant in a criminal prosecution who is acquitted or discharged is not liable for any costs or fees of the court or any ministerial office, or for any charge of subsistence while detained in custody. If the defendant has paid any taxable costs, or fees required … in the case, the payment...
  • Trade Tax Increase for Vote Rigging Prosecutor

    11/29/2012 8:22:22 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | November 29, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    Congressional Republicans shouldn't give President Barack Obama the tax increases he wants without getting something in return. Many of the Republicans strongly opposed to tax increases believe Obama won the election because of voting irregularities in some states. They might find a tax increase more acceptable if the legislation were accompanied by appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of voting irregularities. I don't know how valid the allegations are or if the actions could actually have changed the outcome of the election. However, ignoring these allegations won't make them disappear. Those who believe the allegations are valid will...
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • U.S. sent suspect back to France from Afghanistan: Prosecutor

    03/21/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Canada.com ^ | 3/21/12 | afp
    <p>TOULOUSE, France - The U.S. army sent a Frenchman currently besieged by police in Toulouse after the killings of seven people, back to France after he was arrested in Afghanistan, a prosecutor said Wednesday.</p> <p>Afghan police detained the man at a road checkpoint and handed him over to the U.S. army "who put him on the first plane headed to France," prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters.</p>
  • Issa calls for second prosecutor to testify about ‘Fast and Furious’

    01/26/2012 9:57:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/12 | Jerry Seper
    The chairman of a House committee investigating the failed “Fast and Furious” operation demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department make a key federal prosecutor in Arizona available for questioning about “his role in and knowledge of” the controversial gunrunning probe. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made the demand in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., saying Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey played an “integral part” in Fast and Furious and has information not available from other sources. Mr. Morrissey’s supervisor, Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the...
  • Our View: Gun law leaves prosecutors vulnerable(MN)

    12/27/2011 7:02:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    mankatofreepress.com ^ | 26 December, 2011 | NA
    A guy who makes late-night deliveries can carry a handgun for protection while he goes about his work, assuming he has a legal permit and his boss doesn’t mind. County prosecutors, who try to send violent people to prison for a living, can’t carry a handgun anytime they are on the work clock. The tragic shooting of a county prosecutor and a witness in a Grand Marais courthouse recently shows the need to amend the state’s conceal/carry gun law. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell was shot by Daniel Schlienz, who had just been convicted of criminal sexual conduct. There have...
  • Prosecutors threaten our freedom

    07/11/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/11/2011 | John R. Smith
    Casey Anthony. The name and the trial spark emotion. But there is a far deeper issue lurking beneath, a monster of much greater importance. Recent years have borne witness to the rampant rise of prosecutorial zeal in the courts. While no responsible citizen wants crime unpunished, prosecutors, in all their forms, have been growing in power and influence. When prosecutorial power teams up with political ambition or a high-reaching career path, we must watch carefully the potential threat to individual liberty.
  • West calls for Eric Holder's removal

    07/10/2011 2:45:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 8 July, 2011 | Michael Carl
    A new member of Congress who rode into office during the 2010 American rejection of Washington's business-as-usual practice today said that a special prosecutor needs to review the actions of Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the "Fast and Furious" gun scandal where weapons were sold to carriers known to supply Mexican drug lords, and the circumstances make it appear that President Obama could have dirty hands in the deal. During an appearance on the Steve Gill Show, U.S. Rep. Allen West said the roads that appear to lead to those responsible for the botched program that was supposed to trace...
  • Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire

    07/05/2011 4:21:27 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/5/11 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial has decided to retire, sources told WFTV on Tuesday. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was part of the team of attorneys who tried to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. However, the prosecution was not successful. Casey was found not guilty Tuesday in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.
  • Indiana Prosecutor Suggested Fake Attack on Wisconsin Governor

    03/25/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/25/11 | Staff
    An Indiana prosecutor said one of his deputies resigned Thursday after admitting he sent an email to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggesting the Republican fake an attack on himself to discredit the public employee unions protesting his plan to strip them of nearly all collective bargaining rights.
  • Obama-Holder's latest punish-Whitey move

    03/14/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 15, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    Considering the disastrous effect we are witnessing because of the election of an unqualified person as president, who then appoints an even more unqualified individual as attorney general – do we now really want our communities patrolled and protected by unqualified, barely-able-to-tie-their-own-shoestrings police officers? That's exactly what's happening in the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department – and it is happening under the directive of Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice. Obama was to be America's post-racial president, and yet, he has, from the beginning, shown his eagerness to be the polar opposite. Race has led the way in Obama's administration...
  • Hariri tribunal: UN prosecutor issues sealed indictment

    01/17/2011 10:40:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/17/11 | BBC
    The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon says its prosecutor has issued indictments for the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The names of the accused remain confidential for now, but are widely believed to include members of the armed Shia group Hezbollah. A pre-trial judge now decides whether to issue warrants. Last week, Hezbollah and its allies brought down Lebanon's government in a dispute over the tribunal. The group, which denies any role in the killing, has dismissed the tribunal as a US and Israeli plot that is designed to discredit it. It has demanded that Lebanon cease...
  • Senate confirms new fed prosecutor in S.F.

    08/05/2010 8:30:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/5/10 | Bob egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Bay Area is about to get a new U.S. attorney, the first woman to hold the job in 90 years. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm President Obama's nomination of Melinda Haag, a San Francisco lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to oversee criminal cases in the Northern District of California. She will succeed Joseph Russoniello, the district's chief federal prosecutor since January 2008, when he was appointed by President George W. Bush. Russoniello had previously held the same position from 1982 to 1990. The last female U.S. attorney in San Francisco was Annette Adams, who...
  • Prosecutor to appeal firing after speaking at tea party rallies (free speech vs. state employment)

    05/31/2010 3:26:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 666+ views
    News Herald ^ | 5/31/10 | BILL COTTERELL
    Prosecutor to appeal firing after speaking at tea party ralliesBILL COTTERELL / Tallahassee Democrat May 31, 2010 02:58:00 PM LIVE OAK — Even the state attorney who fired her calls KrisAnne Hall a first-rate prosecutor, but espousing her "originalist" views of the U.S. Constitution at tea party rallies has sparked a federal court showdown. The issue: free speech vs. state employment. "She can go and speak anywhere she wants to, and do anything within the law, but she can't do it while carrying my badge, not when people identify her with this office," said State Attorney Robert "Skip" Jarvis. Hall,...
  • A.G. probe: Did Lehi cops cover up crimes?

    05/19/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies · 472+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 19, 2010
    Lehi » The Utah Attorney General's Office reportedly has launched an investigation into whether the Lehi Police Department covered up several alleged crimes over the past five years. KUTV News reports that the allegations come from the city's prosecutor, Dave Clark. Clark claims knowledge of eight cases -- ranging from theft and DUI to a hit-and-run crash -- that Lehi police purportedly chose to bury. Clark, the city's prosecutor for more than seven years, says he tried to handle his complaints internally, but the city's administration has done nothing. The City of Lehi is "where people who have committed crimes...
  • Dutch prosecutor appeals Holocaust cartoon acquittal

    05/04/2010 2:02:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 268+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/4/10 | reuters
    The court ruled last month the cartoon published by the Arab European League (AEL) showed "bad taste" and was "exceptionally offensive," but it acquitted the group on charges it insulted Jews because of the context in which the cartoon was published. In announcing its appeal, the public prosecutor said on Tuesday it was essential to determine whether the cartoon was "unnecessarily offensive," adding it was not certain whether the cartoon was designed as a contribution to the social debate.
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • 'Child defender' beat his kid: cops (anti-child abuse DA arrested for child abuse)

    03/20/2010 8:12:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 995+ views
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 6:14 AM, March 20, 2010 | By JAMIE SCHRAM and MURRAY WEISS
    A churchgoing former child-abuse prosecutor and his wife allegedly beat their naked 8-year-old daughter for hours with a belt -- leaving bruises and puncture wounds on the girl's arms and legs... Norman White, 34, and Alegra White, 27, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, surrendered late Thursday after the third-grader told her teachers. Wednesday's beating may have lasted up to seven hours, said sources... The 6-foot-1, 205-pound White worked in the Brooklyn DA's Office from September 2001 to June 2003 and spent his last year there in the Crimes Against Children Unit.
  • Democratic backer 'faked' graft repayment: prosecutor (New York financier Hassan Nemazee )

    09/02/2009 5:04:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 367+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A prominent Democratic fundraiser charged with defrauding Citibank to the tune of 74 million dollars and quickly returning his ill-gotten gains, engaged in yet another fraud to do so, prosecutors said Wednesday. New York financier Hassan Nemazee was charged August 25 with using fake documents to secure a 74 million dollar loan from Citibank. At the time, the authorities said that Nemazee, 59, promptly returned the funds. But in a letter to federal Judge Michael Dolinger in New York, prosecutors say his apparent contrition was faked, alleging that he all he really did was scam a...
  • Prosecutor: Richardson not charged, not exonerated

    08/28/2009 11:00:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/09 | Barry Massey - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico's top federal prosecutor confirmed Friday that no charges will be brought against Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson and his former top aides after a probe of an alleged pay-to-play scheme prompted him to withdraw his nomination as U.S. commerce secretary. But U.S. Attorney Greg Fouratt said the decision not to bring charges "is not to be interpreted as an exoneration of any party's conduct." In a letter sent to defense attorneys, Fouratt said a yearlong federal investigation "revealed that pressure from the governor's office resulted in the corruption of the procurement process" so that state...
  • Federal prosecutor admits mistake, begs for leniency (Withheld Evidence)

    05/12/2009 4:00:38 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 32 replies · 1,413+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Jonathan Saltzman
    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.
  • Prosecutor in 1994 Buenos Aires Terror Attack Kidnapped

    03/10/2009 2:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 241+ views
    (IsraelNN.com) Claudio Lifschitz, the attorney who prosecuted the case against those involved in the deadly 1994 terrorist attack on Argentina's AMIA Jewish community center, said he was kidnapped and tortured on Saturday. His captors, he said, were members of the Argentinian intelligence agency.
  • Prosecutor wants Madoff jailed without bail (for violating agreement, sending items to family)

    01/05/2009 7:46:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 979+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – A prosecutor on Monday asked that Bernard Madoff be jailed pending trial, saying the disgraced financier violated an agreement with the court by mailing watches, jewelry, cufflinks and mittens worth more than $1 million to relatives and friends. "The defendant's recent actions amount to obstruction of justice," Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Litt told U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis at an hour-long bail hearing. The prosecutor said one package of items that was accompanied by a handwritten note from Madoff may alone be worth more than $1 million.
  • Prosecutor who had Cheney indicted yells at judge

    11/21/2008 5:41:29 PM PST · by deaconjim · 27 replies · 1,745+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 21, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    Prosecutor who had Cheney indicted yells at judge By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer RAYMONDVILLE, Texas – A county prosecutor who brought indictments this week against Vice President Dick Cheney and others pounded his fist and shouted at the judge Friday during a routine hearing. Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra asked Presiding Judge Manuel Banales to recuse himself from the case, which alleges abuse at federally run prisons. Attorneys for the vice president and other defendants leapt to their feet in objection as Guerra pounded the table and accused Banales of giving the defendants special treatment. "Now all...
  • Prosecutor: Al-Qaida inspired Fort Dix plot

    10/20/2008 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 711+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/08 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. – Five men who planned an attack on a New Jersey military base were inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, a prosecutor said Monday during opening statements in their terrorism trial. The government has presented the case as one of the most frightening examples of homegrown terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks. Authorities said that in 2006 and 2007, the men turned paintball games into terrorist training sessions and met to discuss a plot to sneak onto the Army's Fort Dix base and kill soldiers. No attack was carried out. "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their...
  • State (Maine) fires top drug prosecutor

    04/21/2008 7:06:27 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 9 replies · 313+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2008 | By Renee Ordway and Meg Haskell
    The state’s top drug prosecutor was fired on Friday, hours after reports were published that he was under investigation for possessing child pornography. Assistant Attorney General James Cameron of Hallowell, who worked as the drug prosecution coordinator for the Attorney General’s Office, had been on paid administrative leave for several months, according to one law enforcement source.
  • Judge approves "Predator" lawsuit against NBC

    02/28/2008 11:26:26 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 109 replies · 291+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 02/26/08 | Reuters (via Yahoo)
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $100 million lawsuit claiming that NBC prompted the suicide of a former Texas prosecutor who was caught up in its popular sting series "To Catch a Predator" is moving ahead after a ruling by a U.S. federal judge on Tuesday. Louis Conradt, a 56-year-old assistant district attorney, shot himself in November 2006 after he was confronted at his Terrell, Texas, home by police officers. They were accompanied by an NBC news crew that was there to film his arrest."To Catch a Predator," a segment of NBC's "Dateline" newsmagazine program, lures men to a house with...
  • Ex-N.Y. prosecutor charged with teen sex

    01/22/2008 2:18:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/08 | Jim Fitzgerald - ap
    NEW CITY, N.Y. - An ex-prosecutor and former PTA president who is also the wife of a suburban police chief has been charged with having sex, smoking marijuana and drinking with high-school-age children. Beth Modica, 44, a former assistant district attorney in Rockland County and Queens, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to counts including statutory rape, sex abuse and endangering children. Her hands were cuffed in front of her in court, where the indictment was unsealed. She later posted $75,000 bail. Her husband is police chief of Spring Valley. He is "not implicated whatsoever," Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said....
  • Facts About Fred Thompson’s Prosecutorial Record that the L.A. Times Think You Don’t Need to Know

    11/18/2007 3:14:13 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 22 replies · 51+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 11/12/2007 | Patterico
    Anwyn has an excellent post today from the “Facts You Don’t Need to Know” file of the Los Angeles Times.Anwyn chose to focus on a story the paper recently ran on the prosecutorial record of Fred Thompson. I read that article and meant to comment on its flippant dismissiveness of Thompson’s stint as an AUSA. Some of the lines in the article are blatantly designed to elicit cheap snickers from leftists, like this one:"But Thompson’s charm did not work on U.S. District Judge Frank Gray Jr., who presided over nearly all of his cases. A liberal Democrat who had worked...
  • Alberto Gonzales and the impeachment card

    05/14/2007 10:59:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 847+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 5/14/7 | Andrew Ross
    One theory for Alberto Gonzales's unexpected survival -- and/or, the president's apparent determination to keep him -- comes from a perhaps equally unexpected quarter. Writing in The Weekly Standard, Tod Lindberg, a Fellow at the Hoover Institution, says Gonzales's departure would be a "catastrophic defeat" for the administration. How so?Democrats with good memories, such as former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the House Judiciary Committee when it voted to impeach Richard Nixon in 1974, recall with precision the sequence of events that led to the resignation of the 37th president of the United States. In brief: Then-Attorney General Richard...
  • DOJ: Prosecutor in Madam List Long Dead

    05/08/2007 10:30:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,421+ views
    A "career Justice Department prosecutor" identified in a news report as a client of alleged Washington madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey has been dead for nearly three years, the Justice Department said Tuesday. An ABC News report Friday on Palfrey's client list included mentions of NASA officials, military officers, chief executives and a "career Justice Department prosecutor." The network did not publicly identify the individuals.
  • Prosecutor: Hicks Case Good Start for Military Commissions

    03/31/2007 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 295+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, March 31, 2007 – The military commissions case of Australian detainee David Hicks, which concluded last night with a sentence of nine months imprisonment, was a fair proceeding that established a good basis for future commissions cases, the chief prosecutor for the Defense Department said here yesterday. Hicks, 31, was sentenced according to a plea agreement after pleading guilty to one charge of providing material support for terrorism. The commission recommended a seven-year sentence, which was the maximum allowed under the agreement, but another part of the agreement guaranteed a suspension for any portion...
  • Justice aide resigns over prosecutor firings

    03/13/2007 10:03:37 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 19 replies · 877+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/13/07 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, the latest fallout from the firing of federal prosecutors that has embarrassed the Bush administration and prompted calls for Gonzales to step down. Lawmakers are investigating whether the dismissal last year of eight prosecutors, some of whom had been criticized by Republicans, was a politically motivated interference in federal prosecutions by the White House. The Justice Department said Kyle Sampson, chief of staff to Gonzales, had resigned, effective immediately. A department official said Sampson had stepped down because of his...
  • Official: Mexican Drug Runner Shot by Border Agents Smuggled More Drugs Into U.S.

    02/28/2007 2:32:35 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 136 replies · 4,285+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2007 | Liza Porteus
    The Mexican drug runner whose testimony sent two Border Patrol agents to prison for shooting him in the buttocks brought drugs into the United States more than once, thereby diminishing his credibility as a witness in the investigation, according to a California congressman. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., presented new evidence in a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday that revealed what he says was U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's deliberate attempt to mislead the public about Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila's involvement in the transport of a second load of drugs in October 2005.[snip].... ....[snip]But the Drug Enforcement Agency found that Aldrete-Davila brought in another...
  • James Lileks: Don't Underestimate Giuliani (And Newt still can't win!)

    02/06/2007 6:08:59 PM PST · by quidnunc · 331 replies · 4,301+ views
    The Newhouse News Service ^ | February 6, 2007 | James Lileks
    Rudy Giuliani is in. Suggested campaign slogan: "He dealt with Brooklyn. He can handle Baghdad.'' He's not a sure thing; he has enough baggage to fill the cargo hold of a cruise ship. His sundry personal-life issues bother social conservatives; the gun control stance dismays the Second Amendment wing of the party; the pro-choice opinions alarm the evangelicals. That leaves about 47 Republicans, right? After all, it's just a party of cousin-marrying yahoos who'd sooner shoot up Planned Parenthood than vote for one of those fish-on-Friday types. Right? No. Voters are more flexible and forgiving than you might expect. And...
  • New Ethics Charges For Duke Prosecutor

    01/24/2007 7:27:06 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,559+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-24-2007 | Aaron Beard
    New Ethics Charges for Duke Prosecutor Wednesday January 24, 2007 3:01 PM By AARON BEARD Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The state bar has added ethics charges to a complaint filed against the prosecutor who brought sexual assault charges against three Duke lacrosse players, accusing him of withholding DNA evidence and making misleading statements to the court. The new charges by the North Carolina State Bar against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong were announced Wednesday and could lead to his removal from the state bar, according to a copy of the updated complaint. Nifong's office arranged for...
  • Prosecutor accused in NYC call girl biz (called his service "Rocket Fuel for Winners".)

    01/14/2007 5:39:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 6,578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/07 | Adam Goldman - ap
    NEW YORK - It's a tabloid writer's dream. There's a boastful pimp, a federal prosecutor turned tough-talking defense lawyer and a drop-dead gorgeous woman once touted as New York City's top prostitute. Their lives converge at a spacious Manhattan loft that housed a high-priced escort service a mere three blocks from City Hall. "Crime. Sex. Unforgettable people doing unforgettable things," said Barry Agulnick, lawyer for Jason Itzler, the pimp. "This case probably has more of the Hollywood element than any other I've had. It's got a show biz aura to it." The case took an intriguing turn this week when...
  • DA Seeks Special Prosecutor In Duke Lacrosse Case

    01/13/2007 4:03:02 AM PST · by Westlander · 49 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2007 | AP
    The district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case said he has asked for a special prosecutor to guarantee a fair trial. The lawyer for Mike Nifong said because of accusations against Nifong resulting from the case, he felt he would be a distraction. He asked North Carolina's attorney general to name a special prosecutor.
  • Qwest Field sex incident: Prosecutor arrested

    10/25/2006 7:07:21 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 8 replies · 525+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 25, 2006 | HECTOR CASTRO
    A Thurston County senior deputy prosecutor found himself on the wrong side of the law Sunday, caught in a women's bathroom at Qwest Field having sex. .... snip ..... during the Seahawks game against Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, .... snip ....there was a long line of women waiting to use the facilities. They were all asked to wait until deputies removed the man .....
  • Sheriff Says Teen Saved Family by Killing Intruder (Brave Kid)

    08/24/2006 8:40:43 AM PDT · by skyman · 57 replies · 2,823+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/24/06 | Lisa Rosetta
    Parents in danger: The boy breaks free of duct tape, plunges knife five times into the man's back CEDAR CITY - Police in southern Utah are calling a 17-year-old boy a hero after he fatally stabbed an armed intruder who broke into his family's home early Wednesday. Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower described the boy as a level-headed kid "who, in my opinion, saved his family's lives." It all began when a 19-year-old Las Vegas man, who was recently fired from a construction company owned by the family, broke into their home at 2650 N. 2200 West, near Cedar City,...
  • Prosecutor: Safavian hid ties to Abramoff

    06/12/2006 2:57:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 265+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - A prosecutor said Monday that a Bush administration official chose the interests of lobbyist Jack Abramoff over those of the public and should be convicted of covering up what he had done. David Safavian, the former chief of staff at the General Services Administration, "was trying to hide a secret, inappropriate and unethical relationship with Mr. Abramoff," prosecutor Nathaniel Edmonds told a federal jury in final arguments. Edmonds said that every public official has "moments of truth" in which he can act ethically or unethically and that Safavian failed the test by lying to the GSA's ethics officer,...