TX Prosecutor Links ‘Donations’ to Pretrial Diversion Program

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Most prosecutors in Texas are barred by state law from taking gifts from people in their jurisdiction. Among ethical questions such arrangements could raise, the most basic is that a defendant could simply buy his way out of punishment for a crime. Yet for nearly a decade, reports the Texas Observer, the Brown County Attorney’s Office has done something similar. Brown County prosecutor Shane Britton has made “donations . . .

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