Friday, January 8, 2010

Political Favors in Rhode Island?

Gerard B. Sullivan, the embattled Assistant U.S. Attorney from Rhode Island who was pinched for allegedly drunk-driving on Thanksgiving morning is in the news again. From the smell of it, Sullivan, a loyal member of the Rove Republican Racket, is trying to strike a deal with his political friends in the court system.

Those tight political connections are what caused the controversy to begin with when Sullivan tried to cover-up the DUI. A local police chief had to come out a few days after the incident  and charge Sullivan with a DUI in the name of "fundamental fairness."

Now it looks like games are being played in the prosecution of the prosecutor.

The Providence Journal reported on Wednesday:
Federal prosecutor Gerard B. Sullivan on Tuesday sought dismissal in District Court of a criminal charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Sullivan, an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, had admitted a day earlier in state traffic court that he failed to take a chemical breath test when arrested early on Thanksgiving morning by the Warwick police.On Tuesday, Judge Frank J. Cenerini said the pre-trial conference has been continued until Monday at the request of both sides.