BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a federal prosecutor criticized by the family of Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz for driving him to suicide has fought back.
Swartz’s father told mourners Tuesday during his son’s funeral in suburban Chicago that his son had been ‘‘killed by the government.’’
Boston-based U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz had been under fire for pursuing the case.
Thomas Dolan, Ortiz’s husband, wrote in a tweet Tuesday that it’s ‘‘Truly incredible that in their own son’s obit they blame others for his death and make no mention of the 6-month offer.’’ Dolan was referring to an offer by prosecutors for a six-month prison term if Swartz pleaded guilty to illegally accessing millions of articles from an MIT computer archive.
Swartz killed himself last week.
Ortiz has not commented.