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Sg9018
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Post Number: 179
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a possible perjury case about the Wayne County Prosecutor office. The case involves a 2005 case in where Karen plants allowed perjured police and witness testimony.
More in freep and video on FOX 2 website,
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20080402/NEW S01/80402100
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/my fox/pages/Home/Detail?contentI d=6202721&version=2&locale=EN- US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1. 1
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Runningman
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is a matter now under review for charges - including possible disbarment, suborning perjury, a 5 year felony - by an independent special prosecutor (requested by Worthy for impartiality) - Ms. Plants is going to be fed a liberal dose of punishment due the timing of it all. Which I find to be yet another depressing chapter in the current course of Detroit political history.

I wonder if the framers of the Constitution could have ever anticipated providing a safety net for confidential informants, even in the courtroom. The current set of rules for CIs, it seems, will be argued by Plants' attorney.

If this proves anything, it is that the law still favors defendants - even if they are scum-of-the-earth drug dealers, politicians, or prosecutors.
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Novine
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"If this proves anything, it is that the law still favors defendants"

Really? Those guys sitting in prison?
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Runningman
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read the article in the Freep from today's paper (the link sg9018 posted is a followup story) -

One of the guys' re-trials ended in hung jury - he's not in any prison (for this particular crime he allegedly committed...)

The other guy pled guilty on retrial -

The prosecutor's office did the right thing by going to the Judge to reveal the perjured testimony.

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