Special Prosecutor To Probe Stevens' Prosecutors
The hunters have become the hunted. Prosecutors who just months ago won a corruption conviction against former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, are themselves now the targets of a criminal investigation into charges of prosecutorial misconduct.
Although Stevens has since been defeated for re-election, on Tuesday the judge who presided over his trial, set aside the guilty verdict at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder. But Judge Emmett Sullivan went further. In a stunning and rare move, he appointed a special prosecutor to investigate charges of misconduct against the Stevens prosecution team.
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