Stevens Prosecutor Will Not Face Criminal Charges

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

The prosecutors who bungled the case against the late Ted Stevens will not face criminal contempt charges, according to NPR.

After the former Alaska Senator was convicted two years ago for lying on financial disclosure forms, the conviction and case were thrown out by Judge Emmet Sullivan.  He was urged to do so by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who said the case was conducted improperly.

Judge Sullivan said Justice Department lawyers withheld important information and evidence from Stevens and his attorneys, which hurt Stevens’ defense.

The Judge named a special investigator last year, Henry Schulke to launch an investigation into the prosecution team.  Now NPR is reporting that sources familiar with the case say the prosecutors won’t face criminal charges.

Schuelke and the Justice Department would not comment to APRN today.  Schuelke has been collecting evidence and interviews for over a year, and is expected to turn over a written report to Judge Sullivan.

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