Wednesday, November 28, 2007

US Attorney,,,,,,Minnesota.....MORE GARBAGE!

Has anyone inquired about the Health Care Fraud prosecuted in Minnesota under this BUSH APPOINTEE during her tenure? Is there even one case? Please educate me!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
U.S. Attorney for Minnesota resigns; reassigned to Justice Dept. in Washington

Rachel K. Paulose, 34, a Minnesota native, who was nominated by President Bush as U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, has resigned from her post. Her resignation comes after months of controversy over her handling the Minnesota office and staff and in the backdrop of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez' alleged politically selective hiring and firing of nine U.S. Attorney's nationwide.
Paulose has been reassigned as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, a branch that handles Justice Department and Veterans Administration nominees to the Federal Bench.
Born in Kerala and raised in Minnesota, Paulose got a J.D. from Yale Law School after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota. Her father Joseph Paulose of Eagan, Minnesota, is an administrator at Hopkins public schools.
She is the first woman and the first Asian American to ever head the Minnesota U.S.
Attorney's office. She was confirmed by the U.S.
Senate last year in one of its last acts December 9, 2006, before it went on recess and before the Democrats took the leadership reins. Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minn) who was her main supporter back in 2006, in a statement issued recently, said he wanted incoming Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate the workings of the Minnesota office. This followed on the heels of complaints from employees in the office and the seemingly controversial changes Paulose pushed through after her appointment and resignations by a slew of prosecuting attorneys there. In a formal statement issued Nov. 19, Rep. Coleman said: - "I support Rachel Paulose's decision today to step down from her duties as Minnesota's U.S. Attorney. I have made it clear that I have had concerns about the office of the U.S. Attorney under her watch, and I believe this decision will allow the office to move forward." (Text of full statement below).
But in December when the Senate unanimously voted her through, Coleman, who took the credit for that, saying, "It would have been a shame to see such a capable, experienced nominee fail to get a chance for confirmation, and I am very excited we were able to get her nomination through the Senate before adjournment."
Before taking up her post in Minnesota, Paulose was Senior Counsel to Acting Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, and she was also the Department's Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud. She is a former prosecutor who served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota from 1999-2002, where she prosecuted both criminal and civil cases for the federal government, including violent crime, health care fraud, and white collar crime. She previously served in the Justice Department as an Attorney General's Honors Program trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division. She was in private practice from 2002-2006.
To read the complete article click here..To read the complete epaper click here: www.newsindia-times.comimage and article source:News India TimesArticle taken from the issue:30 November, 2007

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