Thursday, June 16, 2005

Tobacco - What is Happening at DOJ?

The NYTimes reports here on some of the happenings in DOJ on the tobacco case of the government. Although the complaint uses RICO, it uses the civil provisions of RICO.  It sounds like the Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the matter.

What is the Office of Professional Responsibility? Well, their web page says:

"The Office of Professional Responsibility, which reports directly to the Attorney General, is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys, investigators, or law enforcement personnel, where the allegations relate to the exercise of the authority of an attorney to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice."

The most recent report on this website is 2001. (see here).

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