Justice Dept. admits possible “criminal…

Justice Dept. admits possible “criminal misconduct” in terror conviction

The Justice Department conceded Wednesday that in its zeal to win convictions in a terrorism case in Detroit last year, prosecutors engaged in “a pattern of mistakes and oversights” that may constitute criminal misconduct.

The filing details a wide range of misdeeds, while offering a rare glimpse inside the government’s war on terrorism. It includes allegations that the main prosecutor in the case — Richard G. Convertino — disregarded dissenting views from experts and suppressed or withheld evidence that might have been helpful to the defense.

J. Edgar Hoover would be proud of Convertino. The question is, will Convertino be prosecuted?

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