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January 24, 2007

Duke Non-Rape Prosecutor Nifong Now Facing More Problems

Topics: National News

29nifong.jpgI didn't like this guy from the very beginning when he went on television and essentially branded the accused Duke lacrosse players as rapists. He strutted around like a peacock on parade, you couldn't shut him up if there was a camera around.

Now it appears that the jerk is going to get what he deserves - getting prosecuted himself:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The state bar has added ethics charges to a complaint filed against the prosecutor who brought sexual assault charges against three Duke lacrosse players, accusing him of withholding DNA evidence and misleading the court.

The new charges by the North Carolina State Bar against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong were announced Wednesday and could lead to his removal from the state bar, according to a copy of the updated complaint.

Nifong's office arranged for a private lab to conduct DNA testing as part of the investigation into allegations three men raped a 28-year-old woman hired to perform as a stripper at a party thrown by the lacrosse team last March.

Those tests uncovered genetic material from several men on the woman's underwear and body, but none from any lacrosse player. The bar complaint alleges those results weren't released to defense lawyers in a timely fashion and that Nifong repeatedly said in court he had turned over all evidence that would potentially benefit the defense.

Nifong's actions constitute a ''systematic abuse of prosecutorial discretion ... prejudicial to the administration of justice,'' the complaint read.

Durham-in-Wonderland points out that the complaint says that Nifong lied to the court at least five times--either in person or in writing. If things go as they should and he's convicted instead of being given an inside pass, he'll loose his license to practice law.

As you can see from this video, Nifong isn't doing much strutting for the cameras now, and those 88 "quick to accuse and convict without a trial" Duke professors are not running their mouths so much now, either:

Blue Crab Boulevard is predicting a civil suit of biblical proportions!
Fox News is all over it.
Captain Ed says Nifong may have lawyered up just in time.

Posted by Mike in Iraq at January 24, 2007 12:49 PM

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