DOJ Fights Witness Immunity In Military Export Case

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors are opposing an immunity bid for a Malaysian man to travel to the U.S. to testify for a colleague charged with leading a conspiracy to illegally export military hardware, arguing that only the U.S. Department of Justice — not a judge — can grant the request.

The only exception to that DOJ authority recognized by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is in cases of severe prosecutorial misconduct, which has not occurred in the government’s prosecution of defendant Chan Hok Shek,...
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