Monday, June 4, 2012

More Information on the Feds' Probe into Rep. Don Young


Charlie Savage of the New York Times had a roundup last week on the end of the John Edwards trial that surveys the state of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, "a once-vaunted watchdog" which the article says "once enjoyed an elite reputation." 

The story contains additional nuggets on the Justice Department's pursuit of Rep. Don Young (R.-Ak.) uncovered by the organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).  These bits include links to an FBI memo setting out notes for an indictment of the Congressman for all Alaska as well as CREW's analysis of that draft indictment and other evidence released pursuant to requests for public records. 

The federal government has never indicted Young, and Young's lawyer has announced that the federal government has advised that it will not prosecute Alaska's sole Member of the House of Representatives. Young and his lawyer have consistently asserted that Young has committed no crime.

(Hat tip to blog reader J.W., and thanks on an entirely different matter to blog reader D.S.)     

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