Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alaska Aftermath

Main Justice posted a story on how the Rove Racket federal prosecutors involved in Senator Ted Stevens' case that was dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct have been reassigned. In addition, Main Justice reports that the DOJ is seeking the release of two politicians in Alaska who were also victims of prosecutorial misconduct linked to the same dynamic duo.

Here's an excerpt. Full article can be read here.

Former Public Integrity Section prosecutors Nicholas Marsh and Edward Sullivan, who are under investigation for their handling of the Ted Stevens case and other Alaska public corruption probes, have been placed in one of the Justice Department’s lesser-known quarters, the Office of International Affairs (OIA), according to two people familiar with the move.

As The Washington Post first reported...the prosecutors were given notice of their reassignment on June 4, the same day Justice urged a federal appeals court to release from prison two Alaska legislators convicted of bribery and extortion. In a motion filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Justice lawyers asked the panel to remand the cases of former Alaska state representatives Victor Kohring and Peter Kott for further proceedings. As in the case of former Alaska Sen. Stevens, the department lawyers told the court they had discovered documents that should have been disclosed to defense counsel prior to trial.