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Detroit Reporter Fights To Protect Sources

Ex-Prosecutor Richard Convertino,  who is suing the government for leaking information about him, wants a reporter to give up his sources in the case. The fight is on.

David Ashenfelter

By Amber Hunt
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — The Free Press sought Monday to prevent a former federal prosecutor from attempting to obtain the identity of a reporter’s unnamed sources in a 2004 story.
David Ashenfelter (photo), who covers federal courts for the paper, has been ordered to answer questions posed by lawyers representing ex-prosecutor Richard Convertino.
Convertino, indicted in 2006, was acquitted last year on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making a false declaration to a court.
Free Press attorney Herschel Fink filed motions Monday with two federal judges — one in Detroit and one in Washington — seeking to postpone a scheduled deposition of Ashenfelter this week.
For Full Story

Read Free Press Motion-Oct. 13

Read Greg Stejskal’s Column On Convertino

Listen To NPR’s “This American Life” Report On Convertino


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