In the wake of a prosecutorial misconduct scandal in the corruption case against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, a Miami federal judge has imposed extraordinary sanctions on federal prosecutors in Florida for secretly taping the defense team of a physician who was ultimately acquitted in a prescription drug case. Judge Alan Gold ordered the government to cover legal fees, litigation expenses and expert fees, and issued a public reprimand against the U.S. Attorney's Office for failing to properly supervise trial attorneys.
Feds Ordered to Pay More Than $600K in Legal Fees for Misconduct in Fla. Drug Case
Daily Business Review
April 10, 2009