Friday, May 04, 2007

$1.5 Million Signing Bonus Given To US Attorney Who Left Office Investigating Jerry Lewis

TPM Muckraker has the breakdown on the jaw dropping NYT piece about Debra Wang Yang, the former US Attorney in California's Central District (Los Angeles).

Yang's office was charged with investigating Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis and word is the White House (via Harriet Miers) really wanted her out. Wang got out before the December firings, claiming the grand catchall - "personal reasons" - for her resignation.

Well, there were apparently 1.5 million personal reasons as that is the number of dollars she got paid as a signing bonus to go to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, the law firm notorious for its Republican connections.

In fact, Gibby Dunn represents Jerry Lewis. So, in effect, Wang's buy-out is coming, at least in part, from Lewis' fees and probably a bunch of Lewis' Republican protectors.

This should be headline news across the country.


  • According to their website, the USA CD Cal. has about 260 attorneys. You suppose there are any left capable of handling a corruption case?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 AM  

  • Not if it would put their future careers at risk; even if they individually could choose to take on the Lewis case, which, of course, they can't.

    By Blogger Macswain, at 1:28 PM  

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    Backed by the Justice Department, the measure would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales, licenses or permits to terror suspects.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM  

  • A 2005 study by the Government Accountability Office found that 35 of 44 firearm purchase attempts over a five-month period made by known or suspected terrorists were approved by the federal law enforcement officials.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:33 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:37 PM  

  • You mean all 260 of 'em would be forced into a partnership at a huge firm with a 7 figure signing bonus? Wow! Those Bushies really play rough when they go around wrecking people's careers.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:13 PM  

  • Publius,

    Do you really believe all 160 US Attorneys are involved in that offices corruption cases or that those cases actually fall to a small handful?

    Get real.

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