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Aaron Williams has Limited Waiver to take part in events involving the National Peace Corps Association

Aaron Williams has Limited Waiver to take part in events involving the National Peace Corps Association

Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams can take part in events involving the National Peace Corps Association, on whose board Williams used to serve.

Aaron Williams has Limited Waiver to take part in events involving the National Peace Corps Association

Obama gave AG ethics waiver to probe Stevens case

By SHARON THEIMER (AP) 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder has received an ethics waiver to investigate government lawyers who prosecuted former Sen. Ted Stevens, the White House disclosed Friday.

Holder needed a waiver from President Barack Obama's conflict-of-interest rules because his former law firm represents one of the Justice Department attorneys whose conduct in the Alaska Republican's corruption case is under review. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who used to work at the same firm, received a similar waiver.

Stevens was convicted last year of failing to disclose gifts that included renovations at his Alaska home. A judge threw out the case earlier this year, saying prosecutors withheld evidence that might have helped Stevens at trial.

Deputy Attorney General David Ogden also received an ethics waiver to take part in the prosecutor inquiry. Ogden's former law firm, for which his wife still works, also represents a lawyer under investigation.

Holder, Breuer and Ogden and his wife have had nothing to do with the law firms' representation of the prosecutors, the waivers say.

Those waivers were among 10 disclosed Friday by the White House. Among the others:

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Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams can take part in events involving the National Peace Corps Association, on whose board Williams used to serve.




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