Former AUSA Gives Another Take on Disbanding of LA Public Corruption Unit | Talking Points Memo

We’ve posted a couple of times this week on the move by U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles Thomas O’Brien’s decision to disband the public corruption unit in that office. On Monday, we quoted a former prosecutor in the unit on his view that the move “sends a message” to politicians that they don’t need to be so careful. And yesterday, we relayed The Los Angeles Times‘ reporting on the move, which anonymously quoted a number of the prosecutors in the office who said that O’Brien had threatened them with retaliation if they publicly disputed the move.

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