Clemens Acquittal Betrays DOJ's Leadership Woes, Attys Say

By Ian Thoms (June 19, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- With Monday's acquittal of Roger Clemens, the U.S. Department of Justice suffered another glaring defeat in a high-profile and highly questioned case against a celebrity, exposing the department's lack of leadership when it comes to picking prosecutions, experts say.

After deliberating for less than 11 hours, a federal jury found the former Major League Baseball pitcher not guilty of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. The verdict came less than a week after the DOJ dropped its controversial prosecution of two-time presidential candidate John Edwards for campaign finance violations tied to an affair he had during his...

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