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Prosecutor beats claim of withholding evidence (access required)

Although a court had already concluded the former Assistant United States Attorney intentionally withheld exculpatory evidence in the plaintiff’s prior criminal trial, the court held his civil rights’ claims against the AUSA either failed to state a claim or must be dismissed because of privilege. Background Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lee Cook began using Burns as a confidential ...