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The State Bar found Wintory committed wrongdoing by repeatedly communicating by phone with a confidential intermediary who had been appointed to assist the defense in uncovering mitigation evidence as part of the death-penalty case.
It also found that Wintory did not inform the court, his co-counsel or his supervisors of the extent of his conversations with the confidential intermediary.
If a 90-day unpaid vacation is the Bar punishment for prosecutorial misconduct in an Arizona death penalty case, it follows that no punishment at all is meted out for prosecutorial misconduct in a non-death penalty case.
Prosecutorial misconduct is often habitual. Perhaps even almost always habitual.
We don’t change the content of our characters as often as we do our socks.
It would likely take more than 90…
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