Federal prosecutors

Fourth Circuit to close portions of oral argument in Sterling case to the public

Andrea Papagianis | Newsgathering | News | April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012

Classified portions of oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. (4th Cir.) will be closed to the public in the government's case against ex-CIA official Jeffrey Sterling, who is charged with violating the Espionage Act for disclosing classified information. Only arguments pertaining to the subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen will be heard in open court.

Book released despite threats from federal prosecutor

Caitlin Dickson | Libel | Quicklink | June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009

The author of a book that has come under fire from Illinois prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald held a press conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, responding to Fitzgerald's threats of a libel lawsuit with the release of a new edition.

Federal prosecutor takes on book publisher

Caitlin Dickson | Libel | Quicklink | June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009

Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who is certainly no stranger to the news media, has threatened to sue HarperCollins for false light or libel if it publishes a new edition of Peter Lance’s “Triple Cross, How Bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI."