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The author of the highly anticipated forthcoming book 'People vs Donald Trump' is facing serious consequences for his in-depth recount of the attempted prosecution of the former President.
Mark Pomerantz is the author and former Manhattan District Attorney Special Prosecutor who gained national notoriety when he resigned after the Manhattan District Attorney didn't perform up to his standards, as he has already caused a stir by expressing his opinion that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg made many mistakes in prosecuting Trump.
A national prosecutors group issued a letter stating that Pomerantz's behind-the-scenes details could lead to disbarment and even a felony criminal charge if his book violates ethical commitments. Pomerantz said Bragg's problems with the investigation began from the start as he delayed building a working relationship with him and Carey Dunne, the other leading prosecutors. Pomerantz and Dunne both quit February 2021.
In direct contrast with his predecessor Cy Vance, Jr., Bragg believed that he did not have enough evidence to prosecute Trump for criminal intent for his financial manipulation of corporate asset values.
Pomerantz came out of retirement to work on the Trump case in 2021.
A Texas woman has been charged with impersonating a federal employee to defraud immigrants.
Ana Hernandez was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud and one count of impersonating an employee of the U.S. government after she allegedly posed as a Citizenship and Immigration Services worker to rip off at least 20 victims, reported Border Report.
Investigators say the 53-year-old El Paso woman asked her victims to provide her with documentation required to file and adjust their immigration status, and she defrauded them and possibly others out of more than $40,000.
She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count of wire fraud and three years for the the impersonation count.
'Burn bags,' logs and personal emails: Supreme Court security even worse than leak investigation showed
Multiple sources familiar with the court's operations told CNN that justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive communications, employees used printers that didn't produce logs and "burn bags" to collect sensitive materials for destruction were often left open and unattended in hallways.
“This has been going on for years,” one former employee said.
Some justices were slow to adopt email technology -- they were "not masters of information security protocol," according to one source -- and court employees were afraid to confront them over the security risks.
Supreme Court marshal Gail Curley in her investigative report noted that printer logs intended to track document production were insufficient, but a former employee said employees who had VPN access could print documents from any computer, and remote work during COVID-19 shutdowns and otherwise meant draft opinions could have been taken from the building in violation of court guidelines.
Curley's report noted that court methods for destroying sensitive documents should be improved, but three employees said striped burn bags supplied to chambers were often left sitting out unattended, and each justice had their own protocols for disposing of court documents.
A source familiar with court security practices said some colleagues stapled burn bags shut, while others filled them to capacity and left them near their desks, and others simply left them sitting in hallways where anyone with access to non-public areas could have taken sensitive materials.