Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Federal prosecutor Sean Cronin charged with Lewd and Lascivious Assault on a Child and another Federal prosecutor commits suicide!

What the hell is going on here?  We start with Federal prosecutor Sean Cronin being with charged with Lewd and Lascivious Assault on a Child, from the Miami Herald article...
Sean Cronin, 35, was charged by police with lewd and lascivious behavior in front of a minor under 16 -- a felony -- at Finnegan's River, 401 SW Third Ave., according to an arrest affidavit.
Cronin, a Boston native who was watching the New England Patriots game on the big-screen TV at the outdoor bar, went swimming in his boxer shorts. The girl and her mother were in the pool.
According to the arrest form, the girl and her mother told Miami police that Cronin's genitalia were exposed as he got out of the pool. ``The victim's mother, who also witnessed the incident, then covered her daughter's eyes,'' the form said.
They alerted the pool's staff members, who tried to detain Cronin until police arrived, the affidavit said. But Cronin tried to leave through a back exit.
According to the affidavit, a Miami police officer arrived and spotted Cronin running out the back of the establishment. Cronin saw the officer, but ``continued fleeing'' and ``jumping over multiple fences'' away from the waterfront bar.
The officer stopped him and placed him under arrest about 2:30 p.m.
Cronin also was charged with a misdemeanor, resisting arrest without violence, according to the affidavit.
Amazing.  Mr. Cronin caught our attention a while back because of the allegations of prosecutorial misconduct leveled against him by attorney David O. Markus during the trial of Dr. Ali Shaygan.  Mr. Cronin and his crew of prosecutors decided to surreptitiously record conversations between Dr. Shaygan and his attorneys, clearly one of the most egregious examples of prosecutorial misconduct we've ever discussed, in fact his behavior throughout the trail was so bad that U.S. District Judge Alan Gold ordered the government to pay $601,795 to cover legal fees, litigation expenses and expert fees for Dr Shaygan.  Didn't we discuss a  hypothetical situation a while back where a prosecutor was ILLEGALLY recording conversations between an attorney and their client?  Can you imagine the consequences if said recording actually occurred?  God forbid some idiot with a blog actually had proof of something like this happening...

Now, onto another federal prosecutor accused of misconduct, AUSA Nicholas Marsh who was one of the prosecutors accused of misconduct in the Senator Ted Stevens case decided to end his life this past weekend.  From the Criminal Enterprise blog...
Marsh was among six Justice Department lawyers under investigation for their handling of Stevens' trial, part of a wide probe into corruption in Alaska politics. Marsh had been reassigned from the elite public integrity section, and had been working on international extraditions. 
Marsh's suicide was confirmed by his lawyer, Robert Luskin.  "I reckon Nick loved being a prosecutor and I reckon he was incredibly fearful that this would prevent him from continuing to work for the Justice Department," Luskin said Monday. "It's incredibly tragic after all this time when we were on the verge of a successful resolution."
Somehow I have a hard time having any sympathy for this guy, again from Criminal Enterprise...
While I have sympathy for the man's family, nonetheless any prosecutor who knowingly withholds exculpatory evidence in order to grease the skids for a conviction is a criminal and nothing else.
If this man had shown integrity a year ago, he would not have had to undergo the "strain" of the in-house investigation that, frankly, is NOTHING like a real criminal prosecution that he and others place innocent people through all of the time. If he could not stand the pressure of, frankly, a whitewashed "investigation," then I doubt he ever could know the real hurt he did to others in his lifetime.
Well said.  Karma's a bitch, ain't it?


  1. Nice to see federal prosecutors getting a taste of their own medicine. Innocent people are suffering because of their everyday choices to bring baseless charges against individuals. They are ruining lives.

  2. Fuck both of them.

  3. wow I have never saw this information on AUSA Sean Cronin is he still working at the US attorneys office in MIAMI DADE? and if so why? This seems like an unnecessary liability.