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Justice Dept. Regulation, 28 CFR Sec. 600.1, Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 28, Volume 2]
[Revised as of July 1, 2003]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 28CFR600.1]

[Page 639]
 
                    TITLE 28--JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
 
    CHAPTER VI--OFFICES OF INDEPENDENT COUNSEL, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
 
PART 600--GENERAL POWERS OF SPECIAL COUNSEL--Table of Contents
 
Sec. 600.1  Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.

    The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is 
recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel 
when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or 
matter is warranted and--
    (a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a 
United States Attorney's Office or litigating Division of the Department 
of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or 
other extraordinary circumstances; and
    (b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest 
to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the 
matter.



 

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