Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alabama Retaliation

July 4th is over but political fireworks were shot into the sky yesterday in Montgomery, Alabama. The whistle-blower for the U.S. Department of Justice who revealed prosecutorial misconduct in the case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was fired from her job last month. The action was labeled immediately as retaliation.

She had provided evidence that members of Rove Republican Racket were engaged in repugnant legal conduct. Now the Racket has fired her.

From the Daily Kos:

A U.S. Department of Justice whistleblower has been fired from her job after speaking out about wrongdoing in the Middle District of Alabama. Tamarah Grimes, who served on the prosecution team in the case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, received notice of her termination on June 9....Grimes provided documents to Justice Department watchdogs showing that Leura Canary, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, had stayed on the Siegelman case long after she had supposedly recused herself. Grimes also provided evidence of improper contacts between jurors and members of the prosecution team.
Read the full story here and the New York Times story here.

1 comment:

  1. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should investigate.