Why the D.A. Had to Drop the DSK Case

, New York Law Journal


Mitra Hormozi, who was most recently chair of the New York State Public Integrity Commission and has served as deputy chief of staff in the New York Attorney General's Office and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District, writes: While some jurisdictions permit a prosecutor to go forward when he or she is not convinced of the guilt of a defendant (so long as there is probable cause to support the case), that has not been the standard relied on by New York City's state and federal prosecutors. Nor should it be.

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