Props will review cases that can be prosecuted at both the local and federal level. She will also seek cases that can't be brought locally but might have a chance for a federal prosecution.
"Our objective is simple: attack the criminal nexus of gangs, guns and drugs that plague our streets and drive crime rates higher," Hogsett said in a prepared statement. "Andrea has already begun her work on our common mission by identifying several gun gases that are being reviewed for federal prosecution."The Star's John Tuohy reports that Props will physically remain in Terry Curry's office, but she will be paid as a member of Hogsett's staff. Looks like Curry figured out a way to get the federal government, which is bankrupt, to pick up part of the cost of his budget. Hogsett can continue his game of "Hey, look over here, not at all that graft, greed and corruption being commited by government officials." Perfect.
UPDATE: To my point, fellow blogger Paul Ogden draws attention to a plea agreement worked out with a local prosecutor for a former township trustee in Brown County who admitted to stealing $10,000 to pay for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Nettie Walls was fined just $2 and given 70 days of home detention after felony theft charges against her were dropped.