Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s motion to dismiss the case with prejudice -- five months after Ted Stevens was convicted of public corruption charges -- marked the end of a case fraught with problems. More than just an embarrassment for the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, it presupposes a shake-up in the section's leadership and invites a new era of heightened scrutiny from judges, defense lawyers say. The case also gives prosecutors new impetus to err on the side of disclosure.
Series of Errors Doomed Stevens Prosecution
April 6, 2009