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Legal News
25 Mar 2011
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] A federal judge on Thursday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a suit by former assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino in which the former prosecutor accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] of violating the Administrative Procedures Act and his right to privacy. Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] A judge from the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday granted a government motion [text, PDF] to set aside the conviction of former senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) [US Congress backgrounder] on corruption charges. The Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed the motion … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2009
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Judge Robert Cleland of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] on Thursday ordered journalist David Ashenfelter to attend a second deposition to answer questions regarding unnamed sources he used in connection with a 2004 article on former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino. Cleland declined … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former Assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino [JURIST news archive] was acquitted Wednesday on charges [JURIST report] of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false declarations in connection with a botched 2003 terrorism trial. Convertino was the lead prosecutor in a case against North African immigrants accused of operating a … [read more]


Legal News
31 Aug 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Former terrorist suspect Karim Koubriti, a Moroccan national whose 2003 convictions for document fraud and conspiracy to aid terrorists were later overturned [JURIST report] by a US federal judge, filed a $9 million lawsuit in federal court Thursday against former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino, former federal security officer Harry … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2006
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] A US federal judge Friday entered not guilty pleas for former Assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino [Wikipedia profile] and US State Department Regional Secretary Officer Harry Raymond Smith III after they stood mute to charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false declarations in connection with a botched … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre

[JURIST] Former Assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino [Wikipedia profile] and US State Department Regional Secretary Officer Harry Raymond Smith III were indicted before a Detroit federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false declarations in connection with a botched 2003 terrorism trial. Convertino was … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed half of a whistleblower suit [complaint, PDF] filed by former US Attorney Richard Convertino, who alleged that he was retaliated against [JURIST report] after cooperating with a US Senate investigation into the failed prosecution of four men on terror charges in the first … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] The chief federal prosecutor in a terrorism case marred by prosecutorial misconduct resigned on Monday. Richard Convertino won convictions [DOJ statement] against four terrorism suspects in Detroit in 2003, but the government later had them tossed out [JURIST report] because possibly-valuable defense information was not turned over by the … [read more]

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