The government's lead lawyer in the prosecution of Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is taking early retirement as the Justice Department's Fraud Section prepares for big changes under new leadership in the Criminal Division, several sources said. The decision comes as the Fraud Section chief prepares to leave for private practice. Current and former Justice lawyers say there is tension in the Fraud Section as the Justice Department continues its search for a section chief, a premier post in the department.
Top DOJ Fraud Section Supervisors Planning to Leave Justice Department
The National Law Journal
November 2, 2009