DOJ Asks for Dismissal of Detroit Terror Convictions

Bump and Update: As anticipated, the Government asked the Court to toss the Detroit terror convictions:

original post from midnight:

Admitting that the Government withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense, the Department of Justice will ask the Judge in the Detroit terror trial to throw out the convictions.

The convictions of two Moroccan immigrants for conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism and of a third man on document fraud charges represented one of the government's most significant victories in the war on terrorism in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

....Rosen and the Justice Department have been investigating allegations that two assistant U.S. attorneys withheld information from the defense. The department is continuing an investigation of one of the prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino, who has responded by suing the government. He alleges that Justice undermined the prosecution and sought to make him the scapegoat.

Attorney General John Ashcroft must share the blame for this travesty of a trial. So must Richard Convertino, who is no whistle-blower in our book. More here and here.

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