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Judge OKs accord in death penalty case

PHOENIX, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Phoenix has accepted a plea agreement in a controversial death penalty case that may have played a role in the ouster of a U.S. attorney.

Report: Gonzales pushed death penalty

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- One of the nine U.S. attorneys fired last year told a Senate subcommittee that the U.S. attorney general was sometimes overzealous in seeking the death penalty.

Fired prosecutors praised by former boss

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A former top official at the U.S. Justice Department, in testimony before a congressional panel, praised most of the U.S. attorneys fired last year.

Report: Justice may have stalled probe

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Federal investigators in Arizona met with unexpected obstacles before the November 2006 elections in their probe of a Republican congressman, it was reported.

Dismissed U.S. attorney began Renzi probe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21 (UPI) -- A federal investigation into an Arizona congressman could put more pressure on the Bush administration in the flap over dismissed U.S. attorneys.

FBI raids congressman's family business

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., has temporarily left the House Intelligence Committee, after an FBI raid on his family's business.

Nixed attorneys complained of resources

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- E-mails released in Washington show three fired U.S. attorneys had complained about not having the resources to combat illegal immigration.

Fired U.S. attorneys fought death penalty

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Three of eight U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department last year challenged the government on prosecuting capital cases, the Los Angeles Times reports. As Congress investigates whether there was political motivation in the firings, the Times found

Memo tries to justify attorney firings

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Justice Department officials began writing memos this month on why they fired U.S. attorneys last year, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Alleged rapes led U.S. to shelve cases

PHOENIX, July 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. prosecutor shelved a major Arizona corruption case after learning FBI informants allegedly raped an unconscious prostitute in a Las Vegas hotel.

Firefighter arrested for Ariz. fire

SHOW LOW, Ariz., June 30 (UPI) -- A part-time firefighter with the Bureau of Indian Affairs was charged Sunday with starting Arizona's Rodeo Fire in order to start earning a paycheck. Leonard Gregg, 29, was formally charged in a Flagstaff federal court Sunday on charges that carry a 10-y
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Paul Charlton (2 November 1856 – 3 June 1917) was a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1911 to 1913.

Charlton was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and studied law at Yale University as a classmate of future President William Howard Taft and Puerto Rico Governor William H. Hunt. Prior to his two years on the bench, he served as legal counsel for the War Department's Bureau of Insular Affairs, which was responsible for the U.S. Government's administration of Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Charlton was appointed as the federal judge in Puerto Rico by President Taft in 1911. He served until 26 March 1913 and was succeeded by Peter J. Hamilton. He remained in Puerto Rico, practicing law in San Juan.

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