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Investigative Summaries

OPR publicly discloses its investigative findings and conclusions to the extent appropriate and legally permissible under privacy statutes, regulations, and other legal and policy limitations.  For example, the Privacy Act limits the amount and type of information that federal agencies may publicly disclose concerning personnel actions.  Therefore, in most cases, OPR discloses summaries of its investigations, which describe the allegations, basic facts, and OPR’s findings.  The summaries are updated to reflect subsequent action and disposition by other entities, such as the Department’s Professional Misconduct Review Unit, the Department’s grievance official, or state attorney disciplinary authorities.

To comply with requirements of the Privacy Act, OPR does not include names or personal identifying information in the summaries of its investigations.  OPR also alternates its use of female and male pronouns, regardless of the actual gender of the individual involved.  OPR’s summaries contain female pronouns in odd-numbered years and male pronouns in even-numbered years.  Moreover, in certain cases, information and evidence learned by OPR during the course of its investigation is protected from disclosure by court order, a legal privilege, or grand jury secrecy rules.  In those cases, such information or evidence is excluded from the investigation summary.

Find more information on OPR's disclosure practices.

2022

  1. Investigation of Alleged Conflict of Interest, Failure to Advise the Client, and Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations 

  2. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to Court

  3. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to the Court and Failure to Obey Court Orders

  4. Investigation of Alleged Participation in an Unauthorized Media Interview

  5. Investigation of Alleged False and Misleading Statements to the Court and Two Department Components and Improper Statements to the Grand Jury

  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership

  7. Investigation of Alleged Violation of Department Policy Regarding Recusal

  8. Investigation of Alleged Misconduct During a Rebuttal Closing Argument

  9. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Timely Provide Discovery and Misrepresentations to the Court and Defense Counsel

  10. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations and Failure to Correct Misleading Testimony

  11. Investigation of Alleged Misconduct During a Rebuttal Closing Argument

2021

  1. Investigation of Alleged Conflict of Interest and Failure to Advise the Client

  2. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Timely Provide Discovery and Misrepresentations to the Court and Defense Counsel

  3. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to Court, Failure to Obey Court Orders, Failure to Competently Represent Client, Unauthorized Public Disclosure of Confidential Information, and Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations

  4. Investigation of Alleged Prosecutorial Vindictiveness and Failure to Obey Court Order

  5. Investigation of Misrepresentations Made to Defense Counsel and the Court and Violations of Grand Jury Practice Standards

  6. Investigation into Judicial Criticism for Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Act with Reasonable Diligence and Promptness in Representing the United States; Communicate with the Client; Obey a Court Order; and for Conduct That is Prejudicial to the Orderly Administration of Justice

  7. Allegations of Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations and Department Policies Governing Disclosure of Exculpatory and Impeachment Information

  8. Investigation of Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations and Improper Authorization of Witness Attendance Fees

  9. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations; Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed; and Lack of Candor to the Court

  10. Investigation of Allegation of Interference with the Defendant's Rights and Exhibiting a Lack of Competence and Diligence

 

2020

  1. Investigation of Alleged Conflict of Interest

  2. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to Court, Defense Counsel, and Supervisors, and Failure to Inform the Client     

  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Terms of a Plea Agreement to the Court and Failure to Correct False Testimony 

  4. Investigation of Alleged Improper Removal of Spectators from a Courtroom   

  5. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership 

  6. Investigation of Alleged Conflict of Interest and Failure to Advise the Client 

  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Timely Disclose Brady Information and Failure to Comply with Department Policies Governing Disclosure of Exculpatory Information   

  8. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Timely Provide Discovery, Failure to Timely Make Expert Witness Disclosures, and Misstatement to the Court

  9. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor and Professionalism 

  10. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor

  11. Investigation of Alleged Violation of Defendant's Sixth Amendment Right to Present a Defense, Witness Coercion, and Unprofessional Statements

  12. Investigation of Alleged Improper Comments During Direct and Cross Examination and Closing Argument

  13. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to the Court and Opposing Party

  14. Investigation of Alleged Improper Closing and Rebuttal Arguments

  15. Investigation of Alleged Improper Comments During Closing Argument

 

2019

  1. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Obey Court Orders, Misrepresentation to Court and to OPR, Failure to Inform Client

  2. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar License, Lack of Candor

  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to provide Discovery, Failure to Keep the Client informed, Conflict of Interest

  4. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership

  5. Investigation of Alleged Destruction of Documents, False Testimony, Failure to Provide Discovery

  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to provide Discovery, False Testimony

  7. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentations to Court

  8. Investigation of Alleged Violations of Discovery Obligations

  9. Investigation of Alleged Improper Closing and Rebuttal Arguments

  10. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor to the Court

  11. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor to the Court

  12. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentation to the Court; Insubordination

  13. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Honor Debriefing Agreement

  14. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Honor Plea Agreement

  15. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Unauthorized Practice of Law; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Lack of Candor to OPR

  16. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Provide Impeachment Information; Lack of Candor

  17. Investigation of Immigration Judge for Making Alleged False Statements in Order; Making False Statements to OPR; and Engaging in Hostile Conduct Toward an Attorney

 

2018 

  1. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery, Failure to Inform Client, and Misrepresentations to the Court, Opposing Counsel, and OPR

  2. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Inform Client, and Making Misrepresentations

  3. Investigation of Alleged Immigration Judge Made Improper Remarks, Exhibited Bias, Appeared Partial, Failed to Follow Proper Procedures, and Displayed an Inappropriate Demeanor

  4. Investigation of Alleged Failing to Comply with Discovery, Making Misrepresentations, and Failing to Comply with Department Policies, Rules, and Regulations

  5. Investigation of Alleged Abuse of the Grand Jury and Indictment Process, and Making Prejudicial Statement to the Grand Jury

  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery and Department Rules and Regulations

  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery, Failure to Keep Client Informed, Failure to Competently Represent Client, and Failure to Diligently Represent Client

  8. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Competently Represent Client, and Lack of Candor to OPR

  9. Investigation of Alleged Improper Rebuttal Argument

  10. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery, and Interference with Defendant’s Rights
     

2017

  1. Investigation of Alleged Improper Closing or Rebuttal Argument
     
  2. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Candor to the Court
     
  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Failure to Disclose Impeachment Evidence; Failure to Comply with Discovery Rules; Lack of Candor to the Court; Misrepresentations to the Court; Failure to Comply with United States Attorneys’ Manual Provisions; Failure to Correct False Testimony.
     
  4. Investigation of Alleged Improper Cross-Examination; Improper Closing Argument  
     
  5. Investigation of Alleged Unauthorized Sentencing Recommendation; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Violation of Duty of Loyalty
     
  6. Investigation of Alleged Unauthorized Sentencing Reduction Offer; Failure to Inform Defense of Impeachment Information; Failure to Correct Misleading Testimony
     
  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  8. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  9. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply With Discovery;  Failure to Keep the Client Informed
     
  10. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations – Brady/Giglio Violation; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court
     
  11. Investigation of Alleged Abuse of Grand Jury Process; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Lack of Candor to OPR; Failure to Comply with Court Order Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership;
     
  12. Investigation of Alleged Unauthorized Practice of Law; Failure to Keep Client Informed
     

2016

  1. Investigation of Alleged Misleading the Court; Failure to Comply with Discovery; Brady/Jencks Violation; Failure to Comply with Court Order; Failure to Comply with DOJ Policy, Rules, Regulations; Failure to Keep Client Informed
     
  2. Investigation of Alleged Improper Bolstering of Government Witness; Improper Opening Statement; Improper Closing Argument
     
  3. Investigation of Alleged Discovery - Rule 16; Discovery - Impeachment/Jencks; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Misrepresentation to Opposing Counsel; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Unprofessional or Unethical Behavior
     
  4. Investigation of Alleged Improper Closing or Rebuttal Argument
     
  5. Investigation of Alleged Discovery - Rule 16; Failure to Comply with Court Order or Federal Rule; Failure to Comply with U.S. Attorneys' Manual Provision
     
  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court
     
  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations
     
  8. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Information; Violation of Defendant's Constitutional Right to a Speedy Trial; Failure to Comply with Department Policy
     
  9. Investigation of Alleged Unauthorized Disclosure
     
  10. Investigation of Alleged Discovery - Failure to Disclose Impeachment/Jencks Act Material
     
  11. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Comply with Sentencing Recommendation Policy; Dishonest and Deceitful Conduct Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership;
     
  12. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor to OPR
     

2015

  1. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Federal Law; Misrepresentation; Failure to Competently and Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client; Unprofessional Behavior
     
  2. Investigation of Alleged Conflict of Interest, Including Appearance of Conflict of Interest; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Abuse of Authority or Misuse of Official Position; Failure to Comply with Discovery; Conduct Unbecoming a Federal Agent
     
  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Misrepresentation to OPR and the State Bar
     
  4. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with DOJ Press Guidelines
     
  5. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Information; Failure to Comply with Department Policy
     
  6. Investigation of Alleged Discovery - Failure to Disclose Impeachment/Jencks Act Material; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations
     
  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply With DOJ Policy
     
  8. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court and Defense Counsel

 

2014

  1. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Unauthorized Practice of Law; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Misrepresentations to the Court
     
  2. Investigation of Alleged Violations of the Jencks Act and Fed. R. Crim. P. 16
     
  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Honor Use Immunity Agreement; Misrepresentations to the Court
     
  4. Investigation of Alleged Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive Criminal Investigative Information; Lack of Candor to an Investigating Agency
     
  5. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Lack of Candor to OPR; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  7. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Discovery—Civil
     
  8. Investigation of Alleged Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies
     
  9. Investigation of Alleged Extrajudicial Comments
     
  10. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Communicate with the Client; Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed

 

2013

  1. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Abuse of Grand Jury or Indictment Process; Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Failure to Disclose Impeachment Evidence; Failure to Disclose Witness Statement Evidence, Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed; Candor to the Court; Failure to Competently and Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client
     
  2. Investigation of Alleged Improper Closing Argument
     
  3. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence
     
  4. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Unauthorized Practice of Law; Misrepresentation
     
  5. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Object to Courtroom Closure in Violation of Federal Regulation; Misrepresentation to the Client
     
  6. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Comply with Policies Regarding Immunity or Non-Prosecution Agreement
     
  7. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed; Failure to Abide by the Client’s Decisions
     
  8. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Lack of Candor to OPR
     
  9. Investigation of Alleged Lack of Candor; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Violation of DOJ Policy
     
  10. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  11. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Candor to the Court; Misrepresentation
     
  12. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client; Failure to Competently Represent the Interests of the Client
     
  13. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  14. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Disclose Impeachment and Jencks Act materials; Violation of Obligation to Supervise Attorneys
     
  15. Investigation of Alleged Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar

 

Updated December 13, 2022