U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Issues Statement About Her Office’s Handling Of Case Against Aaron Swartz

Carmen Ortiz

After accusations of overzealous prosecution and a whitehouse.gov petition with nearly 40,000 signatures calling for her removal, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has issued a statement about the suicide of Aaron Swartz. In it, Ortiz defended her office’s handling of the case, saying its conduct was “appropriate” and that it would not have sought a decades-long prison sentence:

The prosecutors recognized that there was no evidence against Mr. Swartz indicating that he committed h...

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