Holder: Appeal Expected on Attorney Discipline

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to appeal a judge's ruling that overturned the suspensions of two federal prosecutors over their handling of the Ted Stevens' case.

Tools

by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to appeal a judge's ruling that overturned the suspensions of two federal prosecutors over their handling of the Ted Stevens' case.


Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he did not agree with the judge's decision. He said he expected Justice would appeal that decision to the Merit Systems Protection Board.


Holder's comments were in response to questions from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski during a subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.


An administrative judge in April reversed the suspensions of federal prosecutors who allegedly failed to provide evidence to the defense in Stevens' corruption trial.


Judge Benjamin Gutman found the Justice Department violated its procedures by having a member of its management decide the case. But he did not address whether the prosecutors committed misconduct.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.