Dis­trict attor­neys often will tap into the local crim­inal lawyer com­mu­nity, both pros­e­cu­tors and defense lawyers,” said Daniel S. Medwed, a pro­fessor at the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law. “It would only rise to a con­flict of interest if it seemed like the defense lawyers expected a quid pro quo for the donation.”

 

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