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Ortiz ‘upset’ by suicide but backs data theft case

Facing sharp criticism for her ­office’s prosecution of Aaron Swartz, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Thursday she was “terribly ­upset” over the Internet activist’s suicide, but was confident that the data theft case against him was “reasonably and appropriately ­handled.”

While responding to reporters’ questions about Swartz at a press conference on a crackdown on ­Boston street gangs, Ortiz became emotional as she discussed the case and the criticism against her.

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