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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:27 AM
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veteran federal prosecutor demoted because of Abramoff investigation
NYT
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/politics/27lobby.html ...
Demotion of a Prosecutor Is Investigated

By PHILIP SHENON
Published: September 27, 2005

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 - The Justice Department's inspector general and the F.B.I. are looking into the demotion of a veteran federal prosecutor whose reassignment nearly three years ago shut down a criminal investigation of the Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, current and former department officials report.

They said investigators had questioned whether the demotion of the prosecutor, Frederick A. Black, in November 2002 was related to his alert to Justice Department officials days earlier that he was investigating Mr. Abramoff. The lobbyist is a major Republican Party fund-raiser and a close friend of several Congressional leaders.

Colleagues said the demotion of Mr. Black, the acting United States attorney in Guam, and a subsequent order barring him from pursuing public corruption cases brought an end to his inquiry into Mr. Abramoff's lobbying work for some Guam judges.

Colleagues of Mr. Black, who had run the federal prosecutor's office in Guam for 12 years, spoke on condition of anonymity because of Justice Department rules that bar employees from talking to reporters. They said F.B.I. agents questioned several people in Guam and Washington this summer about whether Mr. Abramoff or his friends in the Bush administration had pushed for Mr. Black's removal. Mr. Abramoff's internal e-mail messages show that he boasted to clients about what he described as his close ties to John Ashcroft, then the attorney general, and others at the department.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:52 PM
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1. kick
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:48 AM
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2. KICK! YES KICK!
Oh lovely! Yes, the Fucktard's dealings in GUAM (discussed in Jim Hightower's book) need to be investigated too!
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:49 PM
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3. nobody seems interested ...
but i agree with you, that's why i posted this.
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