S.977 - Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007

A bill to amend chapter 11 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure United States attorneys are able to act impartially, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend chapter 11 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure United States attorneys are able to act impartially, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007 as introduced.

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Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to one year for intentionally coercing, pressuring, or attempting to influence the decision of a U.S. attorney to conduct a criminal investigation or p

Official Summary

Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to one year for intentionally coercing, pressuring, or attempting to influence the decision of a U.S. attorney to conduct a criminal investigation or pursue a prosecution of any person based upon that person's race, sex, national origin, political activities, or political beliefs. Requires the appointment of a special prosecutor for enforcement of this Act. Prohibits a federal government attorney, in determining whether to prosecute or take other action against an individual in a criminal matter, from considering:
(1) the race, religion, sex, national origin, or political association, activities or beliefs of such individual;
(2) the personal feelings of such attorney concerning such individual, the associates of such individual, or the victim; or
(3) the possible effect of a decision on the professional or personal circumstances of such attorney.

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