Judge steps aside in Florida prosecutor case

The Miami Herald on June 8, 2012 released the following:

“THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI — A Miami federal judge has stepped aside in a misconduct case involving two federal prosecutors.

Senior U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold issued a recusal order Friday because of questions about his impartiality. Gold in 2009 ordered sanctions against prosecutors Sean Cronin and Andrea Hoffman for their roles in a questionable witness tampering investigation.

Gold also ordered the U.S. government to pay $600,000 to a doctor acquitted of illegally prescribing painkillers. A federal appeals court overturned both of those orders last year, ruling that Gold did not give the prosecutors proper due process.

Another Miami federal judge will now oversee the case.

The case involves witnesses authorized by the prosecutors to make secret recordings of defense attorney David O. Markus and his investigator. No evidence of witness tampering was found.”

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