A prosecutor on the trial team that won
Michael Marando, who delivered part of the closing argument in Stone’s trial, will join
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, where Marando has worked since quitting the Stone case, declined to comment on behalf of Marando and the office. A Facebook representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Marando and three other U.S. prosecutors withdrew from the Stone case in February in protest after the Justice Department, at the direction of Attorney General
A jury convicted Stone of seven felonies, including lying to Congress and tampering with witnesses in Special Counsel
Prosecutors recommended a prison term of seven to nine years before Barr overruled them. Of the other three prosecutors on the team who withdrew from the case,
Marando earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Cornell. As a prosecutor, he was a member of the fraud and public corruption unit in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, leading several high-profile cases involving money laundering, bribery and cyberfraud.
Facebook has attracted critics on the left and the right over its role in allowing the spread of false information and what it should do to crack down on it.
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