That's got to hurt!
Judge finds EPA guilty of malicious prosecution, awards $1.6 million judgment against it. The judge found that the bureaucrat in charge of the prosecution was acting out a personal grudge, and dragged out the case so that he could keep having an extramarital affair with the FBI agent assigned.
The EPA person was charged with perjury and just plead out. The judge found that he acted "with intent and reckless and callous disregard for anyone’s rights other than his own, and reckless disregard for the processes and power which had been bestowed on him, to effectively destroy another man’s life.”
The real shame is it took EIGHT YEARS for him to win a judgement after the judge in the case against him not only dismissed charges but clearly knew that the prosecution was improper.
IMHO, the EPA folks who knowingly delayed the judgement should be in as much trouble as the perjurer.
Posted by: Hartley at October 4, 2011 10:06 AM