Judge: Probe Found Intentional Misconduct
By Federal Prosecutors in Sen. Stevens Case

Nov. 22, 2011, 5:00 AM

An independent investigation into misconduct in the 2009 criminal case against Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has concluded that federal prosecutors withheld evidence they should have shared with Stevens’s defense lawyers, according to a court order filed Nov. 21 (In re: Special Proceedings).

“At least some of the concealment was willful or intentional,” said the order by Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Despite the findings, the private attorney conducting the investigation, Henry Schuelke, did not recommend that any of the Justice Department lawyers involved in the Stevens case be charged with ...

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