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February 20, 2015

WSJ Accuses Feds of “Prosecutorial Abuse,” Urges Schneiderman to “Throw Out” Case Against Greenberg


Last month, The Wall Street Journal editorial board criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for “prosecutorial abuse” for “hiding potentially exculpatory evidence involving former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg” that the feds wouldn’t allow Greenberg to make public.

In that case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reportedly planned to use a deposition from a former executive, Richard Napier, who “may well have testified falsely” in a separate case over the same business transaction at question in the Greenberg prosecution. The feds had resisted allowing Greenberg to make that information public.

Having now reviewed the documents, the Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that, “Notes taken by federal investigators 10 years ago undercut the testimony at the heart” of Schneiderman’s case and are “reason enough to throw out the entire case.”

Read the full editorial here.

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