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Fla. Prosecutor Tries To Derail Ex-Boss’s Chance For U.S. Atty. Post

Harry Shorstein/law firm photo

Harry Shorstein/law firm photo

Simply put: politics ain’t pretty.  The current state attorney Angela Corey is trying to derail her ex-boss’s bid to be U.S. Attorney. Corey has apparently written Florida’s two senators discouraging the appointment of ex-boss Harry Shorstein, who once fired her when he  was state attorney.  Shorstein is one of three candidates being considered for the job.

By Paul Pinkham
Florida Times-Union
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A year after her landslide election victory, State Attorney Angela Corey and many of her employees still appear preoccupied with her predecessor and his administration, interviews and interoffice e-mails suggest.

In June, Corey’s chief assistant sent an e-mail urging key office employees to avoid long conversations with former State Attorney Harry Shorstein at the Duval County Courthouse because they might appear disloyal to Corey. The e-mail noted Shorstein fired Corey two years ago and appeared in a commercial opposing her election.

Two days later, after The Times-Union reported Shorstein was seeking appointment as U.S. attorney, Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy circulated another e-mail listing negative remarks from readers about Shorstein on the newspaper’s Internet site.

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Shorstein Campaigned Against Angela Corey in 2008


Va. Woman in Prison: Disturbing Story About Computer Hacking Co.


A woman who hacked into her married boyfriend’s emails is now serving 15 months in prison. But the service she used was still up and running — that is until this was published. Still, this is a disturbing story.

By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer

When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became obsessed, federal prosecutors say. So she turned to

And for only $100, provided Cioni, then living in Northern Virginia, with the password to her boyfriend’s AOL e-mail account, court records show.

For another $100, she got her boyfriend’s wife’s e-mail password. And then the passwords of at least one other girlfriend and the boyfriend’s two children. None had any clue what Cioni was doing, they would later testify.

Cioni, however, went further and began making harassing phone calls to her boyfriend and his family, using a “spoofing” service to disguise her voice as a man’s.

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Read Indictment


A Preview of the HBO Documentary on D.C.’s Marion Barry; the FBI Sting, His Ups and Downs