It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Despite the fact that his case has drawn national attention -- and a rebuke from the House Judiciary Committee as a possible example of political prosecution -- convicted Mississippi attorney Paul Minor will only get three hours to visit his dying wife.
The Justice Department has granted Minor just three hours today to visit his dying wife in hospice, accompanied by four armed guards. The Department says they consider Minor a "threat" to society, though he was not convicted of a violent crime.
While the Department is now under the Obama Administration, numerous posts remain in the hands of previous Administration hires.
Minor was convicted of mail services fraud in 2007 in connection with providing a loan guarantee to a state Supreme Court Justice his effort to secure loans to fund his campaign. He had requested three days furlough to visit his wife, Sylvia, who is dying of cancer.
In the months leading up to his trial, a series of leaks from anonymous sources -- which Harper's says could only have come from the prosecution team -- floated various innuendo and allegations of corruption, despite the fact that Minor never had a case before the judge in question.
Ultimately, the judge in Minor's case was Priscilla Owen, whose nomination to the bench had been encouraged by top ex-Bush advisor Karl Rove.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Well. People are always complaining that white collar crimes have it easier. So if this was a blue collar crime, say like armed burglary, do you think that person would have three hours or more?
In my mind, it is about time it is treated equally.
Though I feel bad for his wife.
Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
Well, they aren't equal crimes though, are they?
I mean, I sure as hell know I'd rather be the victim of internet fraud and merely lose money than a violent physical rape in a dark alley...