Judge Leonie Brinkema is considering whether to rule out the possibility of executing Moussaoui because of "egregious" government misconduct.In the criminal justice world this would be called "witness tampering" and you go to prison for it. This wasn't an accident, it was an intentional violation of procedure.
"In all the years I've been on the bench, I've never seen such an egregious violation of the court's rule on witnesses," she told the trial in Virginia, now into its second week.
"This is the second significant error by the government affecting the constitutional rights of this defendant," Judge Brinkema said on Monday.
"More importantly, it affects the integrity of the criminal justice system of the United States."
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