Federal prosecutors frequently violate court rules when they ask judges to shorten the sentences of defendants who agree to provide information about other crimes, contends a group of Miami defense lawyers.

Terming the prosecutors’ actions illegal, the lawyers are asking judges to grant their clients new trials or to bar the testimony of those cooperating witnesses at trial.

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