Nora Dannehy, the special prosecutor tapped to investigate potential criminal violations tied to the removal of nine U.S. Attorneys, has wrapped up the probe with a finding that no criminal charges be filed, the Justice Department announced Wednesday in a letter to Congress.
The letter, written by Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, said the Dannehy investigation, which began in September 2008, found that the evidence “did not demonstrate any prosecutable criminal offense” was committed with regard to the removal of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico. Dannehy found the evidence did not justify broadening the scope of the investigation beyond the removal of Iglesias.
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