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Carmen Ortiz

Guilty Plea Expected By Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friend

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the dead...

Guilty Plea Expected By Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the dea...

Ed Markey's Hate-Speech Bill Earns Him Top Spot in 2014 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

US Senator Ed Markey doesn't seem like your typical enemy of free speech. Progressive and amiable, the Massachusetts Democrat is known mainly for speaking up on behalf of liberal causes such as fighting climate change and preserving funding for public broadcasting.

Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants Trial Moved Out Of Boston

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday they will ask a judge to move his trial out of Boston, wh...

Feds Again Seek Death Penalty For Mass. Killer

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a second time against a man who admitted killing three people in Massachusetts and...

Ryan J. Reilly

Stephen Heymann, Aaron Swartz Prosecutor, Compared Internet Activist To Rapist: MIT Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The federal prosecutor who managed the Justice Department's case against the late Aaron Swartz compared the Internet pioneer to a rapist...

Boston Bombing Prosecutor Known For Aggressive Record

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

By Ross Kerber and Hilary Russ BOSTON/NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - As the top federal law enforcer in Massachusetts, U.S. Attorney C...

Meet The Woman Prosecuting The Boston Bombings Case

Fox News Latino | Elizabeth Llorente | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Carmen Milagros Ortiz’s parents never got to finish high school, but they stressed education while raising their daughter in the Spanish Harlem sect...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican On Bombing: 'There's A Lot Of Questions I Have'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Tuesday that he has "a lot of questions" about the way that the Department of Justice has allocated its s...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Vindictive Individuals' Threaten Aaron Swartz Prosecutors, U.S. Complains

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Two federal prosecutors involved in the case against the late Aaron Swartz have faced "harassing and, at times, threatening communicatio...

Zach Carter

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Sanctioned For Aggressive Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire over her office's aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, was admonished by a f...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by withholding key evidence from the defense team of Aaron Swartz,...

White House Grants Aaron Swartz's Wish, In Part

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

Aaron Swartz, a well-known Internet activist who killed himself last month, believed that information should free, not digitized and put behind pay wa...

WATCH: Does The FBI Have A Sexting Problem?

Posted 02.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

According to the Atlantic Wire, an internal FBI report obtained by CNN shows that the FBI had to fire "numerous employees for things like sexting, spy...

Ryan J. Reilly

Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Saw 'Guerilla' Manifesto As Proof Of Malicious Intent

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department representative told congressional staffers during a recent briefing on the computer fraud prosecution of Internet activist Aaron ...

Sentences So Long They Scare Us to Death

Mary Price | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime
Mary Price

The tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz has prompted long overdue reflection about the power of federal prosecutors.

US Attorney's Attempt to Seize Innocent Family's Motel Dismissed

Dan McDermott | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
Dan McDermott

Justice has prevailed over an outrageous example of prosecutorial overreach. In this case, the government argued that Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Massachusetts should be seized because there were 15 drug arrests over a 15-year period.

Ryan J. Reilly

Top Lawmakers Demand Aaron Swartz Answers From Attorney General

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a joint letter late Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder pos...

In Remembering Aaron Swartz, Let's Not Forget Jamel Dossie

Ian Bassin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Often it takes a rare injustice perpetrated against a privileged young person for our society to recognize the common injustices we visit every day upon less-privileged minorities.

Are We a Nation of Sheep?

Steven Strauss | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

It's time to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate the Department of Justice (DoJ) and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz about the death of Aaron Swartz.

Zach Carter

Republican Senator Hits Holder Over Swartz's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a sharply worded letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday questioning the Department of Jus...

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz's Father: MIT Put 'Institutional Concerns Ahead of Compassion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology declined to support a plea deal that could have allowed Aaron Swartz to avoid prison because th...

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

Ryan J. Reilly

U.S. Attorney Defends Aaron Swartz Prosecution

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz on Wednesday defended her office's prosecution of Aaron Swartz as "appropriate," days after the 26-year-old I...

The Power Of The Prosecutor

Radley Balko | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

The death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz has generated a lot of discussion about the power of prosecutors -- particularly federal prosecutors. This...