Do they authorize searches and have cops tap phones without warrants?
Do they withhold exculpatory evidence and use manufactured evidence to win cases?
Almost every new client we meet with asks us those questions.
We tend to dismiss them with a statement about how no case is worth a prosecutor's career. We note that some prosecutors play it close to the line, but most do not cross it. We recall the conviction against then Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens where DOJ lawyers were caught withholding exculpatory evidence, but we then state that the case was an outlier.
Maybe we are wrong. It has happened (rarely) before.
With this news that Miami Criminal Defense Attorney extraordinaire and Federal Blogger David O Markus is litigating this case as reported in the Miami Herald in which the allegations are that two Assistant United States Attorneys made a deal with a defendant who had also signed a joint defense agreement and was taking part in strategy sessions with the co-defendants and then being debriefed by the feds on defense strategy.
The allegations are, to quote DOM "Jaw-dropping" and he is right.