Freedom Folks

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The "Anti" Johnny Sutton?

Source: washington post

Well this is interesting...
An eighth U.S. attorney announced her resignation yesterday, the latest in a wave of forced departures of federal prosecutors who have clashed with the Justice Department over the death penalty and other issues.

Margaret Chiara, the 63-year-old U.S. attorney in Grand Rapids, Mich., told her staff that she was leaving her post after more than five years, officials said. Sources familiar with the case confirmed that she was among a larger group of prosecutors who were first asked to resign Dec. 7. ...

Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty told senators earlier this month that all but one of the prosecutors were fired for "performance-related" reasons. McNulty said that former U.S. attorney Bud Cummins of Little Rock was removed so the job could be given to a former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove.

Nearly all of the dismissed prosecutors had positive job reviews, but many had run into political trouble with Washington over immigration, capital punishment or other issues, according to prosecutors and others. At least four also were presiding over high-profile public corruption investigations when they were dismissed.
Immigration? Hmmmm...I would be curious to know exactly what troubles they might have gotten into over 'immigration' issues, how about you?

Captain's Quarters has some details on one of them...
DoJ sources told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Lam got the axe because she hadn't prosecuted enough gun and border cases, Lam had made it a higher priority to target the leaders of immigrant-smuggling organization rather than the coyotes who did the foot work.
Is this the white collar version of Ramos and Compean? Are any of these prosecutors getting pushed out because they were too aggressive prosecuting something the administration didn't want prosecuted?

If you know any details shoot'em my way.

Technorati Tags: , , ,



Create a Link

<< Home