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Prosecutors Sanctioned in Stevens Case
Win Second Round Before Personnel Board

Jan. 21, 2015, 5:00 AM

Two Justice Department prosecutors who were disciplined by the department in connection with their role in the prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) have been absolved for a second time by the Merit Systems Protection Board.

In a ruling Jan. 2, the MSPB said that the DOJ “committed not one, but two significant errors, both of which were harmful to the appellants. Either of these harmful procedural errors, standing alone, would have justified the outcome reached in this case.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph W. Bottini and James A. Goeke had faced disciplinary suspensions without pay of 40 days ...

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