Ex-D.C. U.S. Atty Joe diGenova Back in the Limelight

By Allan Lengel

The once-high profile D.C. U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova who went on to private practice, is stepping back into the limelight.

To avoid the appearance of any conflicts, Maricopa County Prosecutor Andrew Thomas has appointed diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing to prosecute county supervisor Don Stapley, the Arizona Republic reports.

The couple will have access to a grand jury to prosecute the county supervisor on charges of fraud, perjury and theft, the paper reports.

As U.S. Attorney from 1983 to 1988, phoenix-map his office dealt with such high profile cases as Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan.

His wife is a former Justice Department attorney and former counsel to Sen. Barry Goldwater.

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