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Bartko v. United States DOJ

In the course of prosecuting and convicting a financial scammer, federal prosecutors commit such egregious discovery abuses that the Fourth Circuit refers the matter to the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Scammer files a Freedom of Information Act request to find out the results of the investigation. OPR: We will not even acknowledge the existence of the alleged investigation, let alone give you any documents. D.C. Circuit: This isn’t some CIA operation; hand them over (and waive the copying fees).


Tags: 2018, D.C. Circuit, DOJ, FOIA, Professional Responsibility

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