Monday, April 5, 2010

Alaska Six Probe Wrapping Up

The Rove Republican Racket's prosecutorial misconduct derailed their case against former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, "horrified" by the misconduct, vacated the conviction and withdrew the charges last year.

Now the probe of the six Justice Department attorneys involved in the fiasco is wrapping up. Main Justice reports:

The special prosecutor investigating the Justice Department lawyers involved in the government’s case against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R- Alaska) has completed interviews, signaling that the yearlong probe is nearing its conclusion, said two people familiar with the matter.Meanwhile, the Justice Department’s ethics unit is close to finishing a separate investigation of the six lawyers, which will culminate in a report on whether their failure to turn over critical evidence to Stevens’ defense team amounted to professional misconduct, the people said. Special prosecutor Henry Schuelke III, whose investigation began in April 2009, is expected to make his recommendation first. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who presided over the Stevens trial, tapped Schuelke to determine whether department lawyers sought to conceal the evidence in violation of criminal contempt statutes or whether they withheld it by mistake.