Judge names special prosecutor for Stevens prosecutors

The federal judge in the Ted Stevens case not only threw out his conviction but took the unprecedented step of instituting a criminal proceeding against the prosecutors.

"In nearly 25 years on the bench, I've never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I've seen in this case," said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

Judge Sullivan also appointed a special prosecutor, attorney Henry Schulke, to investigate the Justice Department prosecutors who handled the case.
The federal judge in the Ted Stevens case not only threw out his conviction but took the unprecedented step of instituting a criminal proceeding against the prosecutors.

"In nearly 25 years on the bench, I've never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I've seen in this case," said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

Judge Sullivan also appointed a special prosecutor, attorney Henry Schulke, to investigate the Justice Department prosecutors who handled the case.