Federal Judge Accuses Justice Dept. Attorneys of Possible “Fraud Upon the Court”

From any neutral viewpoint, it’s a big and serious story when a federal judge (appointed by Clinton) accuses seven Justice Department attorneys of fraud in a whistleblower case. In essence, the judge is alleging the worst sorts of ethical violations–possibly criminal–against the very government attorneys who are supposed to protect the public’s interest.

In a newly unsealed, Dec. 1, 2014, court ruling that legal experts said was highly unusual, Allegra accused seven Justice Department lawyers of “fraud upon the court,” banned them from making any further filings in the case and took the unusual step of directly notifying Attorney General Eric Holder.

“[Judge] Allegra said the government attorneys may have intimidated a witness and charged that seven of them may have kept illegal behavior secret from the court.”

What happens when those who are supposed to protect the public’s interest harm the public’s interest? To whom can citizens turn?

What happens when the nation’s chief law enforcement agency loses the public’s confidence?

How can the same Justice Dept. convince the public it is conducting an independent investigation of the IRS while defending the IRS in private litigation?

The same Justice Dept. fails to follow Freedom of Information law…while defending other federal agencies defying the law as well…using your tax dollars.

Is this story getting its due coverage? If not…why?

What are your thoughts?

Here are some articles discussing this extraordinary case and the judge’s allegations:

Judge suspects Justice Dept. attorneys of fraud in ATF whistleblower case

Federal judge blasts Justice Dept. attorneys for alleged misconduct 



One Response to “Federal Judge Accuses Justice Dept. Attorneys of Possible “Fraud Upon the Court””

  1. Donna Sturman
    August 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Please read about my story corruption in our courts is very serious and rampant. I was stripped fraudulently of my property and inheritance by former Judge Prudence Carter Beatty. Who gave her approval to a trustee taking in over $41 million dollars of non estate property….leaving me -not only a creditor- but owner of partnerships and corporations not in bankruptcy- homeless and destitute for attempting to expose the bank-corruptcy in the Southern District of New York.

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