Federal Judge Files Complaint Against Prosecutor, Blasts DoJ for “Extraordinary Misconduct&#82

Brian Zick

Adam Liptak for the NY Times reports: Citing “extraordinary misconduct by the Department of Justice,” the chief judge of the Federal District Court in Boston has filed an unusual disciplinary complaint against a federal prosecutor there, according to two letters from the judge dated Friday and placed in the court file yesterday.In a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, the judge, Mark L. Wolf, expressed frustration that the Justice Department had imposed only mild, secret discipline on Jeffrey Auerhahn, an assistant United States attorney, for misconduct that Judge Wolf said “required the release from prison of a capo in the Patriarca family of La Cosa Nostra.”In a second letter, the judge asked state disciplinary authorities in Massachusetts to investigate Mr. Auerhahn’s conduct.

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