DOJ lawyer who prosecuted former Sen. Ted Stevens commits suicide

Prosecutors Brenda Morris, Nicholas Marsh, left, and Joseph Bottini leave the U.S. District Court in Washington Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008, after the trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

One of the lead federal prosecutors in former Sen. Ted Stevens’ 2008 corruption trial, Nicholas Marsh, committed suicide this weekend.

A jury in Washington D.C. found Stevens guilty in October 2008 of lying on financial disclosure forms covering six years in office. The trial, though, was marred by allegations that prosecutors and investigators in the case failed in their constitutional obligation to turn over evidence that might have helped Stevens with his defense. At the request of Attorney General Eric Holder, Sullivan in April 2009 dismissed the charges against Stevens, based on the potential prosecutorial misconduct. That effectively voided the jury’s verdict.

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One Response to “DOJ lawyer who prosecuted former Sen. Ted Stevens commits suicide”

  1. I find the timing of both deaths to be quite a co-incidence!

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