As noted by the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, on Thursday more than 60 Federal judges and prosecutors filed a brief in the case of Dr. Ali Shaygan, the South Florida physician who was charged with 141 criminal counts and prevailed, as we have previously discussed here, here and here. The brief urges the the… Continue Reading
Two years ago, Western Titanium was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on 19 counts, including mail fraud and conspiracy, for allegedly selling substandard titanium to the government to use in aerospace equipment and engine mounts for military jets and allegedly falsely certifying that the metal met technical specifications,… Continue Reading
The Blog commented back in October about the investigative report by USA Today on the alleged prevalence of governmental misconduct in Federal criminal cases. Well, the Department of Justice has responded to the allegations through DOJ spokesperson Tracy Schmaler, who released a statement on Friday, published in USA Today, calling the paper’s story a "selective review"… Continue Reading
USA Today ran a lengthy piece on prosecutorial misconduct on September 22. The article states that, since 1997, federal courts have determined that Department of Justice attorneys violated laws or ethical rules in some 201 cases, including the duty expressed by Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland over 70 years ago in Berger v. United States,… Continue Reading
Jerry McDevitt, Dr. Cyril Wecht’s Pittsburgh based attorney, gives insight to his thoughts and strategies on his successful defense of this prosecution gone awry.