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Dear list, The NY Daily News (via the village voice) published an article by Joe Mahoney claiming that Scotter Ritter was in trouble with the law for chatting up - who he thought was an underaged girl - on the internet. This claim she and Ritter discussed inappropriate (sexual) content. Does anyone know if this is a fact or can verify the sources (i.e. Colonie). Anai http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/52737p-49424c.html UN's Ritter faced sex rap ALBANY - Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter was secretly prosecuted in Albany County in 2001 after he was snared in an Internet sex sting operation, law enforcement sources told the Daily News. Ritter, who lives in the Albany suburb of Delmar, is now a high-profile critic of President Bush's war preparations. He was arrested by Colonie Police in June 2001 on a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly had a sexual discussion on the Internet with an undercover investigator he thought was an underage girl, law enforcement sources disclosed on condition of anonymity. The case was sealed, and Colonie officials declined to release the arrest records, explaining the matter was adjourned in local court in contemplation of dismissal. The Schenectady Daily Gazette reported yesterday that Albany District Attorney Paul Clyne fired veteran Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Preiser last week for failing to inform him of the case against Ritter. Clyne said that as a "sensitive" case, it should have been brought to his attention. Ritter, who has made frequent appearances on network television after speaking to the Iraq National Assembly last year, could not be reached for comment. Joe Mahoney Originally published on January 19, 2003 ~ Anai Rhoads - - - - Y E S _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk