DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrest

by Mike Masnick
Techdirt
Feb. 26, 2013

As the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's prosecution of Aaron Swartz has continued, apparently a DOJ representative has admitted that part of the reason it insisted on having Swartz plead guilty to a felony and go to jail, no matter what, was that it feared the public backlash for the original arrest if they couldn't then show a felony conviction and jailtime.

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