DOJ Tight-Lipped On Oil Lease Scandal: Conyers

Law360, New York (October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has failed to disclose its reasons for not prosecuting two of the highest-ranking officials fingered in an internal report exposing abuses in the Department of the Interior, the House Judiciary Committee chairman has said.

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote to the DOJ Wednesday, decrying its “entirely unsatisfactory” response to his request last month for an explanation into its decision not to prosecute top Interior Department brass.

U.S. Inspector General Earl Devaney's internal audit last month unleashed the scandal, outlining brazen ethical...
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