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  •  thank you. will post in an update! -nt (6+ / 0-)
    •  Carmen M. Ortiz bio, quotations (5+ / 0-)

      Considering the other types of crimes with truly harmed victims that she dealt with, the case of Aaron Swartz is shocking.

      In retrospect, Carmen Ortiz's bio page is absolutely chilling to me:

      From her undergrad alma mater:

      Advice to Adelphi students: “Find a mentor, who can point you in the right direction and make sure you take advantage of the right opportunities.”


      At an early age, Carmen M. Ortiz ’78 was drawn to the showmanship of the courtroom. “I loved performing, but I knew I didn’t quite have the talent to be on stage,” she says.

      “I still enjoy presenting a case, having to be on my toes, ready to shoot from the hip,” she says

      An Assistant U.S. Attorney who specializes in white collar crimes, Ms. Ortiz’s investigations often span a year or longer. At the end of all that work, her office is frequently rewarded with a guilty plea, which avoids the uncertainty of trial.

      The New York City native chose Adelphi because it was “close to home” and offered her a merit scholarship. Although she knew that law school was her ultimate goal, she pursued a business degree. “It just seemed more practical,” she says, “I knew I could do a lot with it.”

      She spent the summer before her senior year in Washington D.C., interning for Congressman Ron Dellums (D. California). The atmosphere and politics of Washington proved engaging, and when she applied to law school that year, the district’s law schools were her top choice. She received her J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1981.

      Deepest condolences all around.

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