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Report: DOJ Lawyers Won’t Face Criminal Charges Over Sen. Stevens Prosecution

Posted Nov 15, 2010 1:23 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Citing unidentified sources, NPR says a special prosecutor appointed by a federal judge has decided not to bring any criminal charges against prosecutors involved in the collapsed U.S. Department of Justice case against former Sen. Ted Stevens.

However, two DOJ lawyers are appealing a civil contempt finding by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in the Washington, D.C., case, which he has refused to vacate, reports the Blog of Legal Times.

The onetime Republican senator from Alaska died in a plane crash in August.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Fed’l Judge in Sen. Stevens Case Puts Spotlight on Prosecution"

ABAJournal.com: "Inexperience and Staffing Problems Plagued Stevens Prosecutors"

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