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Federal judge rules for public interest group seeking files of criminal investigation of House member

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. found that the Justice Department could not withhold files from the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics of their criminal investigation of U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska.

The Justice Department did not file any charges against Young and withheld the files on privacy grounds. -db

From the Anchorage Daily News, January 11, 2012, by Richard Maurer.

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