The DA Files
Time to collect at one reference point our pieces on Monroe County's corrupt and politicized District Attorney's office under DA Mike Green.
From the most recent piece to the earliest, you'll find this index under "Features" near the top of the sidebar column as "The DA Files." We'll update it as we do more postings on the subject.
Our coverage began when DA Green falsely prosecuted two prominent Republicans to help his party in the weeks just before the 2009 elections, in exchange for his party's help in becoming a federal judge. County Democrats desperately wanted to pick up the one seat they needed to take the County Legislature (they didn't); Green desperately needed his Party's support to become a federal judge (he didn't).
Judges in both false prosecutions criticized Green bringing cases with no evidence and no showing of wrongdoing. A (Democratic) judge threw out one case, with the pointed comment that it was a prosecution "bordering on the preposterous".
A jury threw out the other, after the (Democratic) judge asked the prosecutor, when the prosecution rested, whether there was anything criminal involved in the actions of James Smith -- and the prosecutor had to admit that there was nothing in the law to make it criminal.
From most recent to the earliest:
County Legislature: Investigate the DA Scandal
Transition Watch -- 1/10/2012
Not Even Trying
Green Light to Green Stuff
One Last Kiss-Off
Signs of Panic
"Further Issues:" Why Democrats Scuttled the Green Nomination
It Wasn't Republicans Who Stopped the Green Nomination
Obama Won't Renominate Green
Green Going to DA Appeals Bureau
The Policitized DA's Office: Next Shoe to Drop
Doorley's Political Purge
What's Going on In the DA's Office?
Success Has Many Fathers ...
Scofflaw in the DA's Office
Green Should Resign as DA
Investigate the District Attorney's Office
Innocent on All Charges
The Prosecution Rests. In Deep Doo-Doo.
The Political Show Trial of James Smith
Political Maneuverings of Assistant DA Gargan
Moore Vindicated. Judge Dismisses All Charges.
Gargan Declines to Seek County Court Seat
Is the District Attorney's Office Regaining Its Ethics?
Disciplinary Rule 3.8
District Attorney Withdraws Felony Charge
Teeing Up the Next Indictment
Right On Schedule
The Election Indictments
Indict First; Figure Out Why Later
Trading Judgeships for Political Prosecutions
Mike Green Must Want that Federal Judgeship Really Badly
So It's Come to This
Friday, December 23, 2011
The DA Files
Posted by Lucy at 11:15 AM