Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charities
Ron Rotunda's most recent column at Verdict is about prosecutors who force defendants to contribute to charity. His conclusion: "The best way to avoid the appearance of impropriety is not to engage in
the conduct at all. Fines in plea bargains should go to the state or
federal treasury, not to friends of the prosecutor."