Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Win-at-Any-Cost" Knocked Out

Breaking news from Florida: U.S. District Court Judge Alan S. Gold has slapped the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern Florida with a $600,000 Hyde Amendment judgement for illegally and secretly recording conversations of defense counsel.

The Rove Republican Racket was kicked in the teeth and knocked out today!

In the case, the defense won 141 "not guilty" verdicts on the entire 141 count indictment against their client last month.

The judge wrote that two Assistant U.S. Attorneys "acted vexatiously and in bad faith."

Gold added, "Initially, it is the responsibility of the United States Attorney and his senior staff to create a culture where 'win-at-any-cost' prosecution is not permitted. Indeed, such a culture must be mandated from the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney General. It is equally important that the courts of the United States must let it be known that, when substantial abuses occur, sanctions will be imposed to make the risk of non-compliance too costly."

To read the entire story, click here. To read the opinion by Judge Gold, click here.

1 comment:

  1. USA and AUSA should be dotting their i's and crossing their t's