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Report on Lapses by Stevens’s Prosecutors
Spurs Calls for Reforms, New Legislation

March 20, 2012, 4:00 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – New legislation to standardize the practices of federal prosecutors has been introduced in response to a long-awaited report on how prosecutors mishandled the case against deceased Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) (In re: Special Proceedings).

The 514-page report released March 15 cited a persistent pattern of evidence intentionally withheld or withheld evidence that should have been provided to the defense. The report was authored by court-appointed special counsel Henry Schuelke.

Stevens was convicted in October of 2008 of seven counts of failing to report valuable gifts, mostly a renovation of his house in Girdwood, Alaska, which ...