Carmen Ortiz

By - 7/6/16 - 9:10 am

Daniel Marans considers prosecutorial overreach, finds Martha Coakley is not a fan of our US Attorney.

Ed. note: As you'd expect, he raises the issue of the two City Hall aides, but doesn't mention the companion case, in which five Teamsters face extortion charges for allegedly slashing tires and trying to rough up production workers for a TV reality show in Milton - after getting them booted out of Boston.

By - 7/24/14 - 7:59 pm

The Globe has the basics on the convictions of John O'Brien and two underlings. At Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Harvey Silverglate and Daniel Schneider question whether US Attorney Carmen Ortiz went too far:

[T]he notion that an unelected federal prosecutor can do the job of reforming state politics by twisting vague federal statutes to mean what they say they mean surely would be puzzling and dangerous in the eyes of the Constitution’s drafters.

By - 2/20/13 - 9:28 am

WBUR and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly take a look at our local US Attorney's pre-Swartz record.

Ed. note: Here's an explanation of Rule 29, which the story keeps referencing without explaining to us non-lawyers.