U.S. Attorney Firings
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Hiring Process Was Bypassed for Prosecutor
When he was counsel to a House subcommittee in 2005, Jay Apperson resigned after writing a letter to a federal judge in his boss's name, demanding a tougher sentence for a drug courier. As an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia in the 1990s, he infuriated fellow prosecutors when he facetiously su...
By Carol D. Leonnig
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