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see independent counselindependent counsel,
in U.S. law, a judicially appointed investigator of charges of misdeeds by high government officials. Originally termed "special prosecutor," the position was first created by the 1978 Ethics in Government Act.
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Special Prosecutor's office will be deciding on Koner's complaint again.
A judge told Jussie Smollett's attorneys he's not changing his mind about appointing a special prosecutor in the case against the actor and that he won't let another judge replace him.
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"Former special prosecutor has been held in the National Security Committee for 2 days and plea-bargained with the investigators.
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"It's wrong to say that this is a law on the Special Prosecutor's Office.
While they have another case to solve, the team will also have to deal with Special Prosecutor John Rogers' (Peter Jacobson) mandatory performance review.
The LHC, on the request of the NAB special prosecutor, had last week adjourned the hearing of Shehbaz Sharif's bail plea till February 11.
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The first presidential administration to use a "special prosecutor" was that of President Ulysses S.
Islamabad -- An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday sought a reply from the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) special prosecutor as to how there was a significant reduction in the amounts in the frozen bank accounts of former president retired General Pervez Musharraf.

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