Prosecutor In Ted Stevens Case Quits Justice Department

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The prosecutor who headed the U.S. Department of Justice unit that botched the corruption case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens has left the government, his attorney said Monday.

William Welch, a former chief of the DOJ's Public Integrity Section, departed for an undisclosed job in the private sector, according to Simone E. Ross of Covington & Burling LLP. Ross declined to elaborate on why her client decided to leave the department.

Welch headed the Public Integrity Section in 2008 when prosecutors from the unit accused...
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