Saturday, February 14, 2009

Justice Dept. Lawyers In Contempt For Withholding Stevens Documents

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens

From The Washington Post:

An angry federal judge held Justice Department lawyers in contempt yesterday for failing to deliver documents to former senator Ted Stevens's legal team, as he had ordered.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called it "outrageous" that government lawyers would ignore his deadline for turning over documents.

Last month, Sullivan told the Justice Department to turn over all its internal communications regarding a whistleblower complaint against the FBI agent leading the investigation into the former Alaska senator. The agent, Chad Joy, complained about some Justice Department tactics during the trial, including not turning over evidence, and an "inappropriate relationship" between another agent working the case and the prosecution's star witness.

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My Comment: What is the prosecutor's office doing here? This sloppiness and incompetence is inexcusable.

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