With little more than a month to go before the AIPAC criminal case is scheduled to go to trial, the prosecutor has announced he's leaving government service.
The top prosecutor in the case against two former AIPAC staffers is quitting.
Less than two months before the trial date Kevin DiGregory, an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia's Eastern District, is joining the private intellectual property firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips starting Monday.
DiGregory has led the classified information case against Steve Rosen, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst, since they were indicted in August 2005.
I know I am a terrible cynic, but having been a government prosecutor and having known many others, I can say with some authority that it is a rare thing for one to leave before trial on a case which has received so much publicity if he thinks he has a really good case to prosecute.