Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas.  U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ordered a special master to investigate the conduct of federal prosecutors and staff, citing the government’s lack of transparency about its possession, knowledge and use of recordings. She said she found that prosecutors have made inconsistent, inaccurate or misleading statements.


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