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District attorney is accused of dropped-charges bribery, lying about fantasy statements
A district attorney in Paulding County, Georgia, has been charged with bribery for allegedly dropping charges against the client of a prosecutor in a neighboring county in the hopes of influencing the prosecutor’s decision in a pending case.
Prosecutor is accused of making secret sex videos with 2 women, including a criminal defendant
A Wisconsin prosecutor has been charged with making secret sex videos that were found on an iPad seized from his home during an investigation of his relationship with a criminal defendant.
Pennsylvania DA is charged with sexually assaulting clients before his election
A Pennsylvania district attorney has been charged with sexual assault and indecent assault in connection with alleged coerced sex acts with five women who were his clients when he was in private practice.
Bail is denied in new rape case against lawyer who was once named a most eligible bachelor
Bail was denied Thursday for Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer Gary Zerola, who is accused of raping a woman while out on bail on a previous rape charge.
Prosecutor’s use of Jack Nicholson photo from ‘The Shining’ was prejudicial error, top state court rules
The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a bank robber because the prosecutor used a photo of actor Jack Nicholson’s “Here’s Johnny” moment in the 1980 movie The Shining during closing arguments.
Afternoon Briefs: AG official resigns after Capitol march robocall; 157 law deans condemn election lawyers

Official with AG group resigns after ‘stop the steal’ robocall

Adam Piper, the executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, has resigned after the group’s fundraising arm urged supporters…

Afternoon Briefs: 2 death-row inmates test positive for COVID-19; US attorney in Missouri will resign

2 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 ahead of January executions

Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs, two federal prisoners who are scheduled to be executed on Jan. 14 and…

Former prosecutor faces felony misconduct charges related to alleged inappropriate relationship
A former Michigan state prosecutor will be charged with two counts of felony misconduct in office after allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a victim in a criminal sexual conduct case.
State supreme court calls prosecutor’s courthouse campaigning an ‘exploitation of the judicial system’
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a man's murder conviction Thursday after finding that the prosecutor improperly campaigned in the courthouse during the trial.
ABA Board of Governors member who died suddenly was a good lawyer but ‘a better person,’ friends say
Kevin Curtin, senior appellate counsel in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts and the District 2 representative to the ABA Board of Governors, died suddenly Thursday.
Federal inmate is executed after Supreme Court denies stay; dissent points to hidden evidence

Federal prisoner Brandon Bernard was executed in Indiana on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay his execution. Bernard apologized for his role in the deaths of two youth ministers in Texas in 1999. He was 18 at the time of the crime.

Jeffrey Epstein nonprosecution agreement stemmed from ‘poor judgment,’ DOJ ethics office says
Former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta showed "poor judgment" when he agreed to a plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein, but he did not engage in professional misconduct, according to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility.
Afternoon Briefs: District attorney is accused of plotting truck theft; husband and wife lawyers sue over gun photo

District attorney is accused of hiring his kids, conspiring to steal truck

Lee County, Alabama, District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been charged with illegally hiring his children and lying to…

DOJ official quits post after AG Barr authorizes voter fraud probes before results are certified
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors Monday that they may investigate specific allegations of voter fraud before certification of election results, a reversal of long-standing policies intended to prevent knowledge of investigations from influencing voters or election officials.
Several reform prosecutors win election throughout US
Reform prosecutors won election last week in several jurisdictions throughout the United States.

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