U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Buchanan filed a motion to dismiss charges against the famous forensic pathologist and prominent Democrat Dr. Cyril Wecht, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A former Allegheny County coroner, Wecht was tried in 2006 for misusing his office for private gain, but the trial ended in a hung jury last year.
The reasoning Buchanan offered in a news conference for her decision to drop the charges was exactly what you would expect from the infamous Bush holdover. She couldn’t proceed with the case due to a court order suppressing evidence crucial to the case because the prosecutors’ search warrants were too general.
Wecht called Buchanan a “sore loser” and said that “Her record, her actions speak for themselves. She has no shame at all. Absolutely none. Evidently, whether it’s biological, or genetic or an environmental, infectious contaminant of some kind, she is incapable of simply telling the truth, not to mention being a gracious loser.”
Buchanan initially filed an 84-count indictment, which was worked down to 14 counts, and then ultimately dismissed, leading Wecht to ask “What does that say about professional decency and ethical responsibility?”