DOJ Shuns 3rd Trial In POGO Gov't Worker Payment Case

Law360, Washington (January 3, 2013, 6:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice told a Washington federal judge Thursday that it would not litigate for a third time its case alleging the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight illegally paid a government economist for his role in an oil royalties whistleblower suit, following a mistrial last month.

Although the case stalled in December after one of its eight jurors refused to return a guilty verdict against POGO and former U.S. Department of the Interior economist Robert A. Berman, DOJ said Thursday it had decided not to...
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