POGO Report, Justice Department Attorney Violations

An internal affairs office at the Justice Department has found that, over the last decade, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Justice employees violated rules, laws, or ethical standards governing their work. The violations include instances in which attorneys who have a duty to uphold justice have, according to the internal affairs office, misled courts,…

Sworn Statement of Scott Hollenbeck

THEREUPON, the following proceedings were had 2 and taken: THE COURT REPORTER: Would you raise your right hand, please. Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you give in this cause will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? 8 THE WITNESS: Yes, ma’am. THE COURT REPORTER: You can…

OPR Follow Up

Because of concerns raised about the professionalism and conduct of certain Department of Justice (Justice) attorneys, as well as the process for holding them accountable to ethical standards, you asked us to provide information about certain aspects of the operations of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). OPR is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct…

The “OPR” is Ineffective

AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES AGREE THE "OPR" IS INEFFECTIVE There have been attempts over the last decade to focus a brighter light on federal prosecutors who have committed serious misconduct during their cases, but no one seems to be listening---including most federal courts, nor the DOJ. The Project on Government Oversight ("POGO"), a government watchdog group, has...