Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

23Nov, 11

I am shocked. Shocked, I say, to learn that prosecutors can lie and cheat, and go unpunished, even when they are caught.

It only happens every day.

The latest proof comes from Washington, D.C.

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was indicted by the Feds on charges of public corruption. He was convicted, but the jury’s verdict was overturned because the prosecutors cheated to convict him.

The lawyer appointed by a federal Judge to investigate the conduct of the federal prosecutors during the prosecution of Senator Stevens filed his report this week. According to CNN, although the report is still sealed, the Judge reviewing it called the government’s misconduct “significant, widespread, and … intentional.”

Among other things, the report concludes that the prosecutors engaged in “systemic concealment” of evidence that would have proven favorable to Senator Stevens and his defense.

The report outlines “concealment and serious misconduct that was previously unknown and almost certainly would never have been revealed…” but for the exhaustive investigation.

And yet, no punishment of the prosecutors is being recommended.

I have only one question.

Why not?

Attorney Mike Kessler
Written by: Attorney Mike Kessler

Attorney Kessler has been practicing criminal law in Florida for 30 years. He is recognized as is a leading authority on drunk-driving defense as well as a founding member of the Saint Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and co-author of The DUI Book: Florida Edition, the definitive resource on DUI in Florida.

To speak with Mike, call 772-466-4900 or click here for a free consultation.

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