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Hyde Amendment: Congress Creates a Toehold for Curbing Wrongful Prosecution

By Peter Scher, Elkan Abramowitz

Elkan Abramowitz , a principal in Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg, P.C., is a former Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He has also served as special counsel to the Select Committee for the U.S. House of Representatives. He writes a regular column on white-collar crime for The New York Law Journal.

Peter Scher works at the firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg, P.C., assisting several partners with researching and writing columns on white-collar crime and other topics for The New York Law Journal. A graduate of Tulane Law School, he has also served as Update Editor of a textbook on white-collar crime.

Reprinted with permission from the January 6, 1998 edition of The New York Law Journal. Copyright 1998, The New York Law Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

As reported in Main Justice, a new book by Jim McGee and Brian Duffy, Michael E. Shaheen Jr., the counsel and lawyer-in-chie

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