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AG’s video conferences train Mexican prosecutors

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About 50 prosecutors in Mexico are learning about the American legal system through video conferences this week arranged by the Indiana attorney general’s office.

Prosecutors in Ensenada, Mexico, are watching the presentations from the Indiana Government Center via two-way video link. Indiana deputy attorneys general are discussing intricacies of a range of U.S. laws at the Indiana Government Center.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was the opening speaker at the conference, joined by Mexican Consul General Juan M. Solana. The presentations are part of ongoing training of attorneys, prosecutors, judges and investigators as Mexico transitions to a justice system more like that of the U.S.

“Law enforcement in Mexico has the daunting challenge of confronting the wave of violence from organized drug cartels while restoring trust in Mexico’s criminal justice system,” Zoeller said in a statement. “Adopting oral trials involves a fundamental transformation of Mexico’s system and is a necessary step toward creating a framework where the guilty are held accountable and the rights of the accused are protected and justice is done.”

Scheduled speakers include Deputy Attorneys General Maureen Devlin and Steve Hunt of the Medicaid fraud control unit; Deputy Attorney General Patricia Orloff Erdmann, chief counsel of the litigation division; Deputy Attorney General Tim Junk, interim section chief of environmental litigation; Deputy Attorney General Ian McLean of the criminal appeals division; and Deputy Attorney General Matthew Whitmire, prosecution section chief of the appeals division; Clark Superior Judge Jerry Jacobi; and Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Eric Schmadeke.

 

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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