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Secretary in Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigns amid accusations that she illegally recorded co-workers

A secretary with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigned this month amid a criminal investigation that alleges she illegally recorded her co-workers discussing sensitive information multiple times.


2 major cases add up to big doubts about Chicago prosecutor

CHICAGO – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police …


Prosecutors say shooting death of 7-year-old girl arose from case of mistaken identity

Prosecutors said Sunday that the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl as she rode in her family’s vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former …


4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election …


Prosecutor claims judges went behind his back in lawsuit

The Tri-City Herald reports Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant, in an appeal filed Friday, asks the state’s highest court to review whether seven Superior Court judges violated due process in …


Franklin County prosecutor says judges went behind his back

An unusual suit over who controls court records in Franklin County has expanded to include the county prosecutor and is headed to the Washington State Supreme Court.


Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

One of two criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens will be dismissed, now that the Republican governor has announced his resignation, St. Louis’ top prosecutor said Wednesday.


Pierce County prosecutor Wikipedia edits traced to spokesman

The spokesman for Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has been barred from making edits to his boss’s Wikipedia page after trying to delete unfavorable references.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Prosecutor seeks probe of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to authorize an investigation of reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by the U.S. …


International court seeks probe into possible Afghanistan war crimes

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she is seeking an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Mexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probe

Mexico’s government fired the top electoral-crimes prosecutor Friday for revealing an investigation that opponents say suggested possible corrupt financing for the ruling party.


Prosecutor blasts court for decision on oldest U.S. synagogue

Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Prosecutors: Idaho man acted in self-defense in shooting

Authorities in south-central Idaho say a man who shot and killed another man acted in self-defense and will not face homicide charges.


AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …


Montana U.S. attorney designates civil rights prosecutor

The U.S. attorney for Montana has hired a prosecutor to focus on civil rights, part of a nationwide push by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.


Called a sex predator, powerful ex-prosecutor faces prison

FBI agents were watching – and recording – when a powerful Louisiana prosecutor arrived at the apartment of a woman facing a drunken driving charge. Bringing two bottles of wine, …


Doug Clark: Former prosecutor Don Brockett takes on the U.S. Supreme Court in his new book

Former Spokane County prosecutor Don Brockett can now add “author” to his long and impressive resume.


Boise County prosecuting attorney charged with felony DUI

Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney has been charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.


Spokane County prosecutor ends bad-check partnership

Spokane County’s new prosecutor will briefly end a long-standing and controversial deal with a Missouri company that uses the office’s letterhead to target bad-check writers. But Prosecutor-elect Larry Haskell said …


County agrees to $350,000 settlement with jail inmates

More than 1,000 people jailed in Spokane County in the past six years for failing to pay court-ordered fines will benefit from a class-action lawsuit that prompted the jail to …


Q&A with prosecutor candidates Haskell, Beggs

Spokane County prosecuting attorney candidates were allowed 50 words to respond to each of five questions. Their responses are listed in the order the candidates appear on the ballot. Why …


Prosecutor candidates Haskell, Beggs support reforms to criminal justice system

A lengthy list of prescribed criminal justice reforms and the promise of the first new Spokane County prosecuting attorney since 1998 have conspired to attract intense interest – and dollars …


Kootenai County deputy prosecutor rehired

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports the county and Kenneth Stone reached a confidential monetary settlement, a wrongful termination lawsuit was dismissed and Stone was returned to his position with full …


Two vie in race for Kootenai prosecutor

When elected in 2008, Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh took over an office with a public black eye suffered after two sexually charged email scandals, internal strife, allegations of sexual …


Sullivan plans to file recall charges against Tucker

Shannon Sullivan, who led a successful recall of the late Spokane Mayor Jim West in 2005, has a new target: Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker. Sullivan said Thursday she …


Editorial: Prosecutor’s office needs new leader: Malone

In the 2006 Spokane County prosecutor’s race, we lamented the paucity of good choices and issued a tepid endorsement for incumbent Steve Tucker. In this year’s primary, there were better …


Lawyer to assess charging process

A longtime Florida prosecutor will visit the Spokane County prosecutor’s office next month to look for ways to speed up charging decisions. Criminal justice consultant David Bennett said Wednesday that …