Prosecutor in Senator Stevens Case Commits Suicide

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

One of the lead lawyers who prosecuted Senator Ted Stevens has killed himself, according to NPR.  Nicholas Marsh committed suicide over the weekend.  He was one of the main prosecutors of Ted Stevens two years ago.  While Stevens was convicted of lying on financial disclosure forms, the case was ultimately thrown out because the prosecutors were accused of withholding vital information from Stevens’ lawyers. The judge in the case appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether Marsh and the other lawyers broke the law, and the Justice

Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility also looked into it. NPR says the special prosecutor’s report is due out in a few weeks, and that a lawyer for Marsh says he thought his client would not be charged.

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