A judge in D.C. reluctantly declared a mistrial for Kevin Ring, one of Abramoff's trusted lieutenants. It may be a sign that the reign of honest-services-fraud terror by federal prosecutors is ending.
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Essentially, honest-services fraud makes prosecutors omnipotent, because they can charge anybody they want with a federal felony.
After the dark days at the Department of Justice under President Bush, not surprisingly integrity seems to have returned under President Obama and Eric Holder. But how far will that integrity go?
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