Detroit Terror Prosecutor Acquitted on All Charges

Surprise in the case against former AUSA Richard Convertino, who prosecuted the fiasco of the Detroit terror trial. He's been acquitted on all counts.

He was charged with obstruction of justice for concealing evidence in the case.

Three defendants were convicted during the terror trial and the case was later reversed for prosecutorial misconduct. How did he get acquitted? I have no idea, but here was his defense:

During an emotional closing to the four-week trial, William Sullivan, the attorney for Convertino, pointed out that the terror suspects weren’t retried and said that the government had substituted Convertino and Smith for them.

TalkLeft covered the Detroit terror trial and Convertino extensively. See here, here and here as background.

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    standard of proof (none / 0) (#1)
    by diogenes on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 09:25:46 PM EST
    It takes less of a standard of proof to reverse a prosecution based on "prosecutorial misconduct" than it does to prove criminal obstruction of justice beyond a reasonable doubt.  Thus, both events could exist in the world.