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2007-03-30 15:35:51.509261+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Hey, you know those US Attorneys who were fired for allegedly "underperforming"? Yeah, one of the ones that the Bush Administration thinks is competent (which, as we've noted before, may just mean loyal to Bush (presumably over the law or the Constitution)) just cost the U.S. government a hundred million bucks.. The judge in the case is apologetic:

"I've come to the conclusion, very reluctantly, that I have no authority to order restitution," Friedman said. "I hope the government will appeal me."

but the plea bargain papers noted the wrong statute.

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#Comment Re: Was it a mistake? made: 2007-03-31 14:21:32.38463+00 by: m

As someone said, one of the worst things about this administration is that it makes me feel like a nutbar conspiracy theorist. I have started to wonder about everything.

Was this truly an error on the part of the US Attorney, or was it intentional? What kind of a bribe would be required for such an action?