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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Burge papers

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PDFs hot from the feds: U.S. vs. Burge and the accompanying press release, which is a good summary of the feds' case. (Related: Hobley v. Jon Burge, the civil lawsuit on which the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice are based.) The bottom line:

"The Government is being represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeff Cramer, Barry Miller and Sergio Acosta and Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Betsy Biffl.

"If convicted, Burge faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count of obstruction of justice and 5 years in prison for perjury, and a $250,000 fine on each count. The Court, however, would determine the appropriate sentence to be  imposed under the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines."

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