Doing His Job Too Well

A prosecutor is rebuked for pursuing a CIA-connected thief

William Kennedy, the U.S. Attorney in San Diego, was just trying to do his job. When Kennedy accepted the presidential appointment last November, he found himself heir to a 14-month investigation of a Mexican gang that was stealing cars in California and taking them back across the border. Twenty-eight gang members had been indicted by the time Kennedy took office, and he soon recommended prosecuting a 29th, Miguel Nassar Haro. The trouble was, this conspirator had friends, or at least protectors, in Washington.

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