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Computation of 90-Day Period for Preliminary Investigation Under the Special Prosecutor Act

Date of Issuance:

The 90-day period for the Attorney General’s preliminary investigation under the Special Prosecutor provisions of the Ethics in Government Act should be computed from the day when the specific information is effectively received by the Department of Justice. In this case, the 90-day period began to run when the Attorney General himself was apprised of the allegations against the Secretary of Labor, and ordered the preliminary investigation commenced.

Updated July 9, 2014