Ashcroft Limits Prosecutors’ Use of Plea Bargains

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http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/09/23/loc_wwwloc1ash.html http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/23/politics/23ASHC.html?hp Attorney General John Ashcroft Monday ordered federal prosecutors to pursue maximum criminal charges and sentences whenever possible and to severely limit the use of plea bargains. The policy directive is the latest in a series of steps the Justice Department has taken in recent months to combat what it sees as dangerously lenient
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