Ted Stevens , the U.S. senator who secured Alaska a large slice of the federal pie throughout a 40- year career cut short by a conviction, later overturned, for violating government ethics laws, has died in the crash of a small plane in his home state. He was 86.
U.S. prosecutors repeatedly hid evidence in the failed public corruption case against the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens while the Justice Department let the trial team go without supervision, according to findings by a court-appointed special counsel.
The U.S. Justice Department botched the corruption case against the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, leading to a conviction that torpedoed the re-election of the chamber’s longest serving Republican, senators said.
Two federal prosecutors “engaged in reckless professional misconduct” during the failed public corruption case against deceased Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and should be suspended without pay, the U.S. Justice Department said.