Fmr. MF Global Official hires Holder Crony, Lawyer


A key figure in the MF Global investigation is being represented by a friend and business partner of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Breitbart News reports.

Edith O’Brien, the former MF Gobal treasurer who is seeking immunity from federal prosecutors, is being represented by Reid Weingarten, Holder’s former attorney.

The website of Mr. Weingarten’s law firm, Steptoe & Johnson, notes that Mr. Weingarten "is the chairman and co-founder, along with US Attorney General Eric Holder, of a non-profit program, See Forever Foundation, which is designed to assist juvenile offenders in rehabilitation to prevent recidivism."

What’s more, the Main Justice website notes that Mr. Weingarten is "one of Holder’s best friends."

The above new conflicts of interest may be part of a broader culture of cronyism endemic to the Department of Justice over the last decade.

The revelation comes just days after an inspector general’s report found widespread nepotism at the Justice Department.