Melodee Hanes has worked for Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) since 2003. In 2008, Baucus' wife Wanda moved out and Melodee, who was then married to Thomas Bennett, moved in. In 2009, Baucus nominated Melodee as one of 3 candidates to be U.S. Attorney for Montana. Melodee withdrew her candidacy for U.S. Attorney after she was "presented with other opportunities" - namely, a good job in the main U.S. Justice Dept, where she is directs policy for OJJDP. Max and Melodee are now both divorced and living in a DC house that Baucus bought last summer.
Baucus says Melodee got the USDOJ job "solely on her merit." Here is Melodee's legal background. Must be read to be believed.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Corrupt child abuse prosecution
Ever wonder what happens to bad prosecutors who get caught? A reader reports the story of an overzealous child abuse prosecutor who aggressively promoted child abuse cases, got caught doctoring evidence, and was run out of town. So she got a new career as the mistress of a US Senator!