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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:15 PM

U.S. Attorney John Durham resigns; led prosecution of mobsters, drug kingpins and corrupt politician

Source: Hartford Courant

Full Headline: U.S. Attorney John Durham resigns; led prosecution of mobsters, drug kingpins and corrupt politicians. ‘A hero in the law enforcement community.’

By EDMUND H. MAHONY HARTFORD COURANT | FEB 26, 2021 AT 6:10 PM

U.S Attorney John H. Durham, who has built an extraordinary record over more than four decades as a Connecticut prosecutor, is leaving office this weekend, part of President Joe Biden’s plan to quickly replace top federal prosecutors around the country with his own appointees.

Durham has played a leading role in the most most important criminal cases in Connecticut and elsewhere in the country since the 1970s and, as his departure from office approached, judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers reflected on his contributions to the state’s criminal justice system and his absence going forward.

“I’m biased,” said Robert Devlin, a senior state appellate judge and Durham’s partner 40 years ago on the federal justice department’s super-secret organized crime strike force. “But if you look at it objectively, how can you not say that John Durham is the most consequential federal prosecutor ever to come out of the District of Connecticut. Maybe even broader than that. Look at the cases he made and pushed across the finish line. One after the other; huge and difficult and complicated cases.”

As a mob prosecutor, Durham, now 70, convicted the leadership of the Patriarca Crime family, then New England’s most powerful criminal outfit, riveting mob watchers across the country by playing for a Hartford jury - for the first time ever, in public - a recording of vicious gangsters pricking their trigger fingers and burning images of the crime family’s patron saint during the mafia’s secret initiation ceremony.

Read more: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-john-durham-leaves-office-20210225-20210226-oiha3hmoljab3pq7rfniiqyltq-story.html

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Reply U.S. Attorney John Durham resigns; led prosecution of mobsters, drug kingpins and corrupt politician (Original post)
George II Feb 26 OP
mackdaddy Feb 26 #1
PSPS Feb 26 #4
OnDoutside Feb 26 #2
Thomas Hurt Feb 26 #3
sandensea Feb 26 #14
UpInArms Feb 26 #5
mzmolly Feb 26 #6
RussBLib Feb 26 #8
mzmolly Feb 26 #11
Bleacher Creature Feb 26 #7
soothsayer Feb 26 #9
Qutzupalotl Feb 26 #10
BobTheSubgenius Feb 26 #12
rockfordfile Feb 26 #13

Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:21 PM

1. So will he continue his ORANGES investigation or is is complete?

It does not really say, just that he is leaving his normal federal prosecutor position.

It certainly was a fluff piece on this guy though.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:21 PM

2. He's finished his round the world junket, so time to go. Good that

Biden didn't fire him.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:25 PM

3. Then he sold out to Barr and Trump and participated in a partisan witch hunt and smear fabrication.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:24 PM

14. +1

The only thing he'll be remembered for - and he knows it.
This is the DU member formerly known as sandensea.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:25 PM

5. Don't let the door hit ya

eom

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:28 PM

6. Q will be very

disappointed.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:56 PM

8. I'm sure this will be woven into the conspiracy fabric

"Durham wasn't done! Biden cut off his knees."

Usual right-wing blather.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 09:50 PM

11. LOL

true, true.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:49 PM

7. Good riddance and another example of ETTD.

His pre-2017 reputation is meaningless after capitulating to Trump and Barr these last few years.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 09:04 PM

9. Yep

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 09:46 PM

10. But he's still a special prosecutor.

Thanks, Barr.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:36 PM

12. It doesn't seem like this "retirement" is universally accepted.

Is a man retiring at 70 that surprising?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:55 PM

13. He's a scumbag that let one of the biggest corrupt "individual one" just do what he wanted to do

He didn't really hold anybody accountable when it really mattered.

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