A $500 million fraud case has imploded. Now a judge wants answers

By Max Jaeger (March 31, 2022, 4:45 p.m. EDT) – A rare evidence hearing will put federal prosecutors in New York in the hot seat as a Rochester judge investigates how government-acknowledged discovery missteps unraveled a sprawling $500 million fraud case against a top developer.

The planned Western District of New York mini-trial, which could last up to a week, promises insight into internal US Department of Justice emails and potential testimony from at least six federal employees, including US attorneys assistants and supervisors involved in the initial doomed pursuit. from developer Bob Morgan in 2020. This is the latest evidence scandal for New York prosecutors following a…

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