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April 13, 2007 3:00 AM

E-mails contradict testimony in U.S. attorneys scandal

A U.S. attorney in Wisconsin who prosecuted a state Democratic official on corruption charges during last years heated governors race was once targeted for firing by the Department of Justice, but given a reprieve for reasons that remain unclear. A federal appeals court last week threw out the conviction of Wisconsin state worker Georgia Thompson, saying the evidence was beyond thin. It wasnt clear when Biskupic was added to a Justice Department hit list of prosecutors, or when he was taken off, or whether those developments were connected to the just-overturned corruption case.

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