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House panel to hear briefing on Swartz prosecution

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice has agreed to brief a congressional committee on the circumstances surrounding US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide last month after battling federal hacking charges for two years, officials said Tuesday.

The agreement came a week after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to the agency calling for more information on the high-profile case. A date for the briefing has not been announced but it could come as soon as next week.

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