Former DOJ prosecutor in misconduct case loses Fed. Circ. Bid for the job

By Khorri Atkinson (May 4, 2022, 8:37 p.m. EDT) — The Federal Circuit on Wednesday denied reinstatement of a former prosecutor for the Western District of Virginia who involuntarily resigned amid an internal investigation into his alleged sexual relationship with the subject or target of a grand jury investigation, finding that she had missed crucial filing deadlines.

A three-judge panel upheld the Merit Systems Protection Board’s June 2021 order dismissing former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley B. Neese’s administrative appeal of her 2018 resignation as premature because she missed the window 30 days to appeal an agency action to the board.

Neese had appealed her resignation more than two years after being fired, and…

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