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US rips O’Brien defense motion

Prosecutors call request baseless

In what has become a war of words, federal prosecutors lashed out at the defense of John J. O’Brien, accusing his lawyers of grandstanding in court filings as they baselessly ask for evidence in the case against the former Probation Department commissioner, who is charged with fraud.

Just over a week ago, O’Brien’s lawyers filed a sharply worded court request accusing prosecutors of withholding exculpatory evidence, which they say could help to clear O’Brien.

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