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McKinney deal may be in works
Tue Jun 06 2006 19:48:42 ET
Federal prosecutors investigating the confrontation between Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and a Capitol police officer have been talking privately with McKinney's office in hopes of resolving the case without the spectacle of an indictment and trial, the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION reports on Wednesday.
Prosecutors for several weeks have been carrying on confidential discussions with the DeKalb County Democrat in what they characterized as an effort to reach a plea agreement, even as they were presenting evidence in the March 29 incident to a grand jury, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The grand jury has not yet decided whether McKinney should be charged, an official familiar with the proceedings tells the paper, and no decision is expected this week. Prosecutors subpoenaed at least six witnesses to appear before the grand jury over the last two months.
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