Kansas US Atty's Office Held In Contempt For Resisting Probe

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge held the Kansas U.S. attorney's office in contempt for obstructing an investigation into prosecutors’ practice of listening to calls between inmates and their defense attorneys, saying the conduct was driven by “dysfunction and strife” and the ruling could impact scores of criminal cases.

In a sweeping 188-page order issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said federal prosecutors in Kansas refused to cooperate with a special master’s three-year investigation and “easily” violated multiple court orders by stonewalling and failing to preserve evidence.

Judge Robinson partially blamed the alleged systemic prosecutorial misconduct on Kansas prosecutors’ deep distrust of...

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