Skip to comments.Chief of Unit Under Fire for Stevens Case Steps Down
Posted on 10/21/2009 6:52:41 PM PDT by freespirited
The chief of the Justice Departments public integrity section, which came under fire for the botched prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, is stepping down from his position.
The official, William M. Welch II, who became a subject of an internal inquiry into the handling of the Stevens case, will return to Massachusetts, where he was a longtime federal prosecutor, and resume his career in that role.
William W. Taylor, a lawyer representing him, said in a statement Wednesday that Mr. Welch had decided to move back to Massachusetts for family reasons.
While the ultimate result in the Stevens case has been highly disappointing professionally and personally, the statement said, Mr. Welchs own decisions in the case comported with his own and the departments highest ethical standards. ...
Mr. Breuer said that we made a mutual decision that Mr. Welch should step aside, and praised him as an extremely smart and thoughtful lawyer and a dedicated public servant who has devoted his entire professional life to serving the American people.
Mr. Welchs departure, effective at the end of this month, is the latest step in an overhaul of the public integrity section, whose reputation as an elite corruption fighter was damaged by the Stevens case.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Translation: reputation-damaging revelations coming.
Leavin' Alaska for MA voluntarily? Least there's one less lawyer in Alaska.
Scum Loyyyyyyyyyyyyeeerrrrrrrrr shamefully heading back east to The Peoples Republic of Taxachussettes!
Mr. Taylor - President Obama is on line one.
President Obama “Nice work foot soldier. You should be proud of the work you did. You help move the senate one step closer to a democratic super-majority. You will be taken care of in the future. If I have one bit of advice for you though - watch out for busses.”
Mr. Taylor “Thank you Mr. President. It is my honor to serve you in any capacity. To include breaking the law.”
President Obama “Thank you. Long Live Me”
He isn’t in Alaska, he is in DC. The prosecution and trial took place in the DC federal courthouse. Just in time to prevent Stevens from being re-elected. I would say Welch did his job and now is going home to MA.
I don't really care how it happened or who facilitated it
What was done to Ted Stevens was awful. Just think about that SCUMBAG(Did he say SCUMBAG? Yes I did!!!) Charlie Rangel. He is still amember of the House. He is as corrupt as the day is long.
Makes sense now.
Just imagine what kind of damage Eric Holder must be doing by "overhauling" the public integrity section...
The ultimate result is that this partisan hack masquerading as a lawyer oversaw the theft of an election.
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