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Monday, December 10, 2007

Feds Move to Dismiss Last Remaining Count Against Convertino

A little while ago, friend of AMSL Rick Convertino was acquitted by a jury on 3 counts dealing with obstruction of justice and making false statements. The Government has now moved to dismiss the one remaining count against Convertino. The Detroit News reports:
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked a judge to dismiss the remaining criminal charge pending against former Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino, ending one of the most unusual and controversial criminal cases ever brought in Detroit.
If approved as expected, the motion means the former star prosecutor who faced federal indictment over his handling of a high-profile 2003 terrorism trial has been cleared of all charges.
It means Convertino is free to proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against the Justice Department, alleging he was punished for speaking out about a lack of resources for the government's war on terror. That civil case has been on hold pending the resolution of the criminal charges.

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