DOJ Official Who Destroyed Evidence of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Gets 1 Day in Jail

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 11:25 am

As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA let’s not forget about what happened earlier this week when Scott Bloch was sentenced to a meager one day in jail. Bloch was deputy director to the Department of Justice’s Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, as well as Special Counsel at the United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) during the Bush Administration. Bloch opposed the “homosexual agenda” and led the OSC to hire other lawyers that shared his view and would act accordingly.

 

DOJ Colludes With Scott Bloch to Ratify Perjury and Obstruction of Congress

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 2:30 pm

The event we have all long been waiting for came just in time to have been lost in the the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. Yes, it is the much anticipated news on the DOJ “prosecution” of the former Office of Special Counsel head, under the Bush/Cheney regime, Scott Bloch.

Former Bush Counsel Scott Bloch Headed to Prison

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 9:05 am

Former Bush Special Counsel Scott Bloch’s attempt to get out of his guilty plea has been denied and he will be sentenced to prison today.

Court Denies Bush Counsel Scott Bloch, Obama DOJ Attempt to Withdraw Plea

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 7:00 am

Seeing the specious nature of Bloch’s reply filed on March 3, 2011, the Emptywheel blog got involved and initiated a formal filing with the court. We combined much of the material from the previous blog post on March 1 with new argument directly responsive to Bloch’s Reply, and additional general argument, into a formal sentencing recommendation and filed it with the court. The document was lodged on March 4 and can be seen in full here.

Late last night, after consideration of the various pleadings related to the attempt to withdraw Bloch’s plea, the court filed its decision on PACER. Scott Bloch’s motion to withdraw from his plea, despite the collusive help from the DOJ, is DENIED!

Obama DOJ Works with Guilty Bush Official to Keep Him Out of Jail, Avoid Accountability

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 6:12 am

DOJ unconscionably, and with at least questionable ethics, literally fighting tooth and nail to help Scott Bloch get out of his pleas deal because he might actually have to serve 30 days in jail for his crimes.

Final Jeopardy Answer: Something That Doesn’t Obstruct or Impede Justice

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 4:40 pm

The investigation (not of the U. S. Attorney firings despite misleading headlines) into the Iglesias firing is done. bmaz is ready to change his name to Carnac and Holder’s Department of Justice has shot off a letter-ary masterpiece to the House Judiciary Committee (HJC). As per Carnac’s bmaz’s predictions, no charges.

What bmaz could not have predicted, but did link to in his post, is the actual content of the letter sent to Conyers. I don’t think anyone would have predicted the cavalier way in which Holder’s DOJ reaches its seemingly predetermined decision, while providing a roadmap to other legislators who’d also like to get a prosecutor fired for political convenience.

Shocking Result In Dannehy US Attorney Purgegate Scandal!

By: Wednesday July 21, 2010 5:45 pm

The results are in from the Nora Dannehy DOJ investigation into the US Attorney firings by the Bush/Cheney Administration. And, shockingly, the Obama/Holder Department of Justice just cannot find any conduct, not one single instance, worthy of criminal prosecution.

Scott Bloch, Former OSC Head, Cops a Plea for His “Seven Level Wipe”

By: Friday April 23, 2010 6:13 am

Scott Bloch, the former head of the Office of Special Counsel is copping a plea.

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