Prosector investigating Senate memo theft

June 14, 2004 at 4:41 PM

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have stepped into the investigation over stolen Senate committee computer files, interviewing witnesses and acquiring evidence.

Roll Call reported Monday that the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, David Kelley, has personally opened negotiations with Senate officials in a case involving the alleged theft of Democratic committee files from the Senate Judiciary Committee's computer system by Republican aides.

The memos in question reportedly pertained to Democratic political strategy on Bush' judicial nominations

Kelley is said to be seeking evidence culled in the four-month investigation by the Senate sergeant-at-arms into the improper access of the committee's computer systems to view 4,500 memos, which would require Senate approval.

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