NEW YORK: An Abrupt Exit for The Superprosecutor

In three years as New York State's special prosecutor, tough, single-minded Maurice Hyman Nadjari has been both praised and damned for his relentless crusade against official corruption. To his defenders he was upright, honest and dedicated in his pursuit of larcenous cops, politicians, judges and even fellow prosecutors. To his detractors he was unorthodox, ruthless, overzealous, tyrannical and inept. Last week, in a meeting that lasted less than three minutes, New York Governor Hugh Carey told Nadjari to clean out his desk. For Carey, who is thought to be eying a spot on trie Democratic national ticket, the firing could...

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