* Koubriti v. Convertino (6th Cir. Feb. 3, 2010)
The Sixth Circuit has ordered the dismissal of the remaining causes of action in the civil suit against Richard Convertino, a former federal prosecutor alleged to have withheld exculpatory evidence from a defendant in a much-discussed post-9/11 terrorism case in Detroit. The full text is below:
United States Court of Appeals,
Karim KOUBRITI, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Richard CONVERTINO, Defendant-Appellant,
Michael Thomas, Defendant.
Argued: Oct. 14, 2009.
Decided and Filed: Feb. 3, 2010.
Background: Suspect prosecuted for conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists brought Bivens action against federal prosecutor, alleging that he intentionally failed to disclose material exculpatory evidence and fabricated evidence. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Marianne O. Battani, J., 2008 WL 5111862, denied, in part, prosecutor’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Prosecutor appealed. Read the rest of this entry »