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  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 3:41:49 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer offered to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits to targets of complaints

    01/26/2018 7:34:00 AM PST · by Steven W. · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/25/2017 | Spencer S. Hsu
    Jeffrey Wertkin had a plot to bring in business and impress his new partners after joining one of Washington’s most influential law firms. As a former high-stakes corporate-fraud prosecutor with the Department of Justice, he had secretly stockpiled sealed lawsuits brought by whistleblowers. Now, he would sell copies of the suits to the very targets of the pending government investigations — and his services to defend them. ... Wertkin has admitted hawking sealed files he spirited out of the Justice Department’s civil-fraud division where he worked for six years until 2016. He walked out, court records state, with files for...