DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrestby Mike Masnick
Feb. 26, 2013
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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.