The whole investigation into the handling of the late Ted Stevens prosecution took a really interesting turn this weekend:
One of the prosecutors who handled the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens committed suicide over the weekend, according to his lawyer.
Justice Department prosecutor Nicholas Marsh and five others have been the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility over their handling of the Stevens case, which the Justice Department ultimately dropped amid charges the government did not properly share evidence with Stevens’ defense attorneys. The judge in the Stevens case also ordered a special prosecutor to look into it.
Bob Luskin, an attorney for Marsh, told CNN Marsh killed himself but did not provide details. “It did seem he was overwhelmed by the emotional cost of this investigation,” said Luskin. According to the attorney, Marsh was in his late 30s.
And for those that can’t remember before 2009, this case was handled by the Bush DOJ, a DOJ that had a lot of questionable practices and was accused of being “politicized”. The final report on this investigation should read like a John Grisham novel.