DOJ Won't File Charges Over US Attorney Firings

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Wrapping up a two-year criminal probe, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that it had decided not to pursue criminal charges over the Bush administration's firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.

U.S. Attorney Nora R. Dannehy found that the evidence did not support a criminal charge over the removal of former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, nor did it support expanding the probe beyond his dismissal, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said in a letter to Congress.

The investigation, launched in 2008, focused on whether...
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