Attorney General Claims Aaron Swartz Case Was “A Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion”

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http://techcrunch.com – Attorney General Eric Holder claims critics are wrong to blame prosecutors for misconduct in the handling of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide after allegedly facing 50+ years in prison for releasing millions of pay-walled academic articles. During a congressional Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Holder claimed that the media overhyped the assumption of an overzealous prosecutor, saying that a plea deal of a few months in prison was offered and rejected by Swartz. His statement below, in response to the questioning of Senator John Cornyn: “Let me first say th (IT news)