Letter: Don’t forget victims in Scanland’s case

I saw in the Cynthia Scanland case there was some last-minute “nolle prosequi,” which is defined as non-prosecution.

This cannot be let go by your column of government. The victims have no way forward or to compensation if this corrupt former public official is not convicted of her crimes.

That is the long and short of it. I know because I have done it. Unless public officials are found to have knowledge and committed a crime in the carrying out of their duty, any damages are more difficult to prove. The path for compensating the victims is nearly impossible.

Louis Devault



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