APor 06/13 1355 Prosecutor Resigns PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Robert C. Weaver, the chief pro
APor 06/13 1355 Prosecutor Resigns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Robert C. Weaver, the chief prosecutor
whose work led to te deportation of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and
the imprisonment of his top aide, is resigning from the U.S.
attorney's office to enter private practice.
In his eight years as head of the special prosecutions unit in
Portland, Weavdr has prosecuted every major federal white-collar
criminal case in Oregon.
In announcing his resignation Friday, Weaver said his job as a
federal prosecutor had been "very stimulating," but added, "my
own experience here has been complete."
Weaver, 37, was chief prosecutor of th Rajneeshee criminal
cases, successfudly negotiating agreements that led to the
deportation"of the Indian guru and the imprisonment of his chief
of staff, Ma Anand Sheela.
Following his resignation on July 3, Weaver plans to join the
Portland law firm of Hann!, Urbigkeit, Jensen, Goyak and
O'Connell, where he will speialize in tax law and civil business
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Weaver joined the
U.S. Department ofJustice in 1975 as a trial attorney in the
criminal division in Washangton, D.C.
In 1979, he went to work for the U.S. attorney's office as
head of a newly formed economic crimes unit in Portland. He
became chief of the office's criminal division in 1982 when
Charles H. Turner took over as U.S. attorney for Oregon.
He was named head of the special prosecutions unit in June
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