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Prosecutor has several options on ethics case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell

COLUMBIA - The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby...that Wilson transferred the case to Pascoe, the Democratic chief prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties.It could be a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-25/prosecutor-has-several-option
Charges dismissed against 3 suspected in February armed robbery, shooting at Richmond Villa complex

...and Darrell F. Hill Jr., 23, had been scheduled to stand trial this week in Richmond County Superior Court, but the prosecutor dismissed charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and weapon violations.Tyrell McKie testified Monday he couldn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-25/charges-against-3-men-
'A naked abuse of power'

...sides of the political spectrum, who liken a Texas county prosecutor's farcical charges to banana-republic politics and Soviet...insufficient" to convict.There's an old saying that a relentless prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. It's simply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
Sex trafficking of minor ends with lengthy prison terms

...years in federal prison.Senior U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. agreed with the defense attorneys and prosecutor that the defendants deserved what is called in federal court a "sentencing downward departure."Charlie Castillo, 32...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-19/sex-trafficking-minor-
Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to salmonella outbreak

...enough. You need a scalp to make this deal work, don't you?" Bondurant said.During six days of questioning by a federal prosecutor, Lightsey testified that the company had shipped contaminated products with falsified documents showing them to be free of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-19/defense-attorney-grills-forme
How much should we pay for convicting wrong guy?

...full of such cases. And they didn't complain that they had a bad lawyer, another frequent basis for appeals."It is a prosecutor's worst nightmare to get a notification that you have got a wrongful conviction," said Todd Ashley, deputy director of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-18/how-much-should-we-pay
Barrow wants special prosecutor to probe VA ills

Rep. John Barrow and a Republican congressman from Louisiana announced Tuesday they want a special prosecutor to investigate misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs.Legislation would ask the Justice Department to take the action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-17/barrow-wants-special-prosecu
Injustice, imbalance reign

I am a retired U.S. Army officer. For 27 years in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, I served as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and an operational law attorney, among other roles. During that time I taught countless courses on the law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-07/injustice-imbalance-reig
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell says state grand jury investigation has ended

...responsibility to Democratic Solicitor David Pascoe, the chief prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties.Harrell...that I violated no law and have only sought an independent prosecutor free of political motives and influence. I hope these events...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-16/sc-house-speaker-bobby-harrel
Augusta man sentenced to life without parole for killing innocent bystander

...if anyone should have been more careful it was Murphy, the prosecutor said.In the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2011, after...the shooter, Murphy and Wright changed their stories, the prosecutor argued. The new story was that Murphy was with another friend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-07/augusta-man-sentenced-