Washington, DC–A two-year investigation of the prosecution of late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens reveals that federal prosecutors and an FBI agent involved in the case deliberately and wrongfully attempted to convict a sitting U.S. senator on corruption charges they knew, or should have known, were unfounded.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) will hold a free, live webcast interview with Ted Stevens’ attorney Robert M. Cary, of Williams & Connolly LLP, who will discuss the case, the Schuelke prosecutorial misconduct report, and the future of federal discovery reform. Mr. Cary is a member of NACDL’s White Collar Crime Committee. This in-depth interview is an NACDL exclusive event.
TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
There is no charge for this online event. No registration necessary. CLICK HERE or the button below to watch. (The webcast link goes live 3/16/12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.)
If you are unable to join the webcast live, the interview will be available for viewing and downloading within a half-hour of its conclusion.
NACDL NEWS RELEASE: “Misconduct Report on Ted Stevens Prosecution: ‘Systematic Concealment of Exculpatory Evidence’” (March 15, 2012)
NACDL NEWS RELEASE: “NACDL Applauds Sensible, Bipartisan Discovery Reform Legislation Introduced Today in the United States Senate” (March 15, 2012)
Report to Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan by Henry F. Schuelke III and William Shields (the misconduct report)
On Thursday, March 15, NACDL also released a short video describing similar problems arising over disclosure of evidence and the solutions to those problems. To view or download “American Needs Sensible Discovery Reform,” visit NACDL’s Discovery Reform web page at http://www.nacdl.org/discoveryreform.
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