US Attorneys: Prosecutor Hiring Process Bypassed

Published: Thu 10 May 2007 11:39 AM
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The Washington Post: 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. As an assistant US attorney in Virginia in the 1990s, he infuriated fellow prosecutors when he facetiously suggested a White History Month to complement Black History Month. Yet when Apperson was looking for a job recently, four senior Justice Department officials urged Jeffrey Taylor, the top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, to hire him without the usual vetting process. Taylor did.
The Kansas City Star: Another Senator Asked White House to Replace US Attorney
Sen. Kit Bond's (R-Missouri) staff, worried about a potential scandal over Missouri's fee offices, suggested two years ago that the Bush administration should consider replacing then-US Attorney Todd Graves.
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