Department of Justice Admits Making "Inaccurate" Statements Concerning Evidence in Tony Viola's Case
The Department of Justice informed the federal judiciary that it repeatedly made "inaccurate" representations concerning evidence in Tony Viola's criminal cases, and that "it regrets those inaccuracies," Viola v. Department of Justice, case # 1-15-cv-242, W.D. Pa, 9/27/19.
Despite its admission that evidence in the possession the U.S. Attorney in Cleveland was not properly disclosed, the government continues to argue that it had no obligation to produce evidence it relocated from the U.S. Attorney's Office to a multi-jurisdictional Task Force location before either of Tony's trials. As a result, issues concerning the Task Force, including the government's failure to produce post-indictment voice recordings between Tony and the Task Force's Office Manager, Dawn Pasela, remain before the Court of Appeals, Case # 18-2573, 3rd Circuit.