DALLAS, April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice" (Brown Books Publishing Group) by former prosecutor turned private practitioner Sidney Powell spares nothing and no one in this gripping true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their own narcissistic pursuit of power.
A tragic suicide, a likely murder, a disastrous plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes set the tone for "Licensed to Lie."
Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate to the White House and is a scathing attack on prosecutors, judges, and all those who turned a blind eye to egregious injustices in the aftermath of the Enron collapse. The ramifications continue today as this corrupt cabal of former prosecutors now populates powerful political positions.
"Licensed to Lie" reads like a legal thriller with a cross between investigative journalism and courtroom drama. Powell guides readers through the disturbing events, missteps, cover-ups, malfeasance, and corruption of justice that have caused her to question the system she has been committed to for over thirty years.
Powell reveals crucial questions to readers: Did you know you can be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned in this country for something that was not even a crime? That even after acquittal, you have no recourse against prosecutors who hide evidence vital to your defense? Readers will soon have a new perspective on Justice and who needs to be held accountable now that some of the long-hidden evidence is revealed.
Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says, "This book should serve as the beginning of a serious conversation about whether our criminal justice system continues to live up to its vaunted reputation. As citizens of a free society, we all have an important stake in making sure that it doesn't."
Based on her ten years of experience in the US Department of Justice and twenty years in private practice devoted to federal appeals, Sidney Powell digs deeper than "Conspiracy of Fools" and "The Smartest Guys in the Room," disclosing evidence prosecutors hid for years and dramatizes one shocking revelation after another.
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About the Author
Sidney Powell served in the Department of Justice for ten years in Texas and Virginia and has devoted her private practice to federal appeals for the past twenty years. She was the youngest elected Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, for which she also served as President. Recognized by her peers as a "Super Lawyer" and named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for years, she has lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, resulting in more than 180 publisher opinions, and was President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. Her briefs have long been used as samples for practitioners on the website of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
and has devoted her private practice to federal appeals for the past twenty years.
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