March 27, 2008

Feinstein questions elimination of public corruption unit in L.A.

(sigh. The neocon saga continues ..

Can you spell

L-i-e-s, l-i-e-s a-n-d m-o-r-e d-a-m-n-e-d l-i-e-s ??)

(03-26) 16:09 PDT Washington, CA (AP) --

Senator Dianne Feinstein is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to explain why the public integrity unit in the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles has been disbanded.

In a letter to Mukasey Wednesday Feinstein says the decision raises serious questions about whether public corruption cases will be vigorously pursued by the office.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has said the move will actually increase resources for public corruption cases.

Thom Mrozek says the 17 attorneys from the unit are being sent into other divisions, including major fraud and organized crime, where they will continue to pursue cases with more resources and colleagues to draw on.

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