Carmen Ortiz, the prosecutor who hounded Aaron Swartz, is retiring

Reed writes, "Carmen Ortiz, the US Federal Attorney for the state of Massachusetts who was responsible for the death of EFF member Aaron Swartz, recently announced her retirement. For those who don't recall the case, Swartz committed suicide following an unlawful and vindictive prosecution, undertaken only to enhance Ortiz's career as being 'tough on white collar crime' and 'lawless hackers'.

"Swartz's 'crime' involved the downloading of research materials which he had legitimate access to, and for which Ortiz had indicted him on charges that would have landed the twenty-six year old in federal prison for decades."