Retribution

Stevens' Prosecutors to Be Investigated

Ted Stevens may have lost his Senate seat in Alaska due to a bungled trial, but at least he may have the chance to savor payback: After dismissing charges against him, a federal judge ordered a criminal contempt investigation of the prosecutors who charged Stevens with lying on Senate financial forms. "In nearly 25 years on the bench, I've never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I've seen in this case," U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said at the hearing. Attorney General Eric Holder asked that Stevens’ conviction be voided last week.