House Committee asks Attorney General for briefing on Aaron Swartz prosecution concerns

House Committee asks Attorney General for briefing on Aaron Swartz prosecution concerns

US Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) already let it be known that he would be looking into whether federal prosecutors had gone overboard in their prosecution of Aaron Swartz, and now he’s following through on that promise. In a letter today from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , both Issa and fellow Representative Elijah Cummings asked US Attorney General Eric Holder for a briefing about the decision by federal prosecutors to bring charges against Swartz. “Many questions have been raised about the appropriate level of punishment sought by prosecutors for Mr. Swartz’s alleged offenses,” the letter reads, “and how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, cited in 11 of 13 counts against Mr.

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