No Charges In Botched Stevens Case Remains Sticking Point

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT) -- House lawmakers on Thursday questioned why the court-appointed investigator who alleged prosecutors intentionally withheld evidence from Ted Stevens' defense team decided against recommending that criminal contempt charges be brought against any of those U.S. Department of Justice attorneys.

Washington attorney Henry Schuelke, who was tasked with investigating the botched prosecution of the late senator and determining whether a contempt case was warranted, said he ultimately decided against pushing for charges because he could not identify a specific court order that the prosecutors had violated.

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