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Senior prosecutor at DOJ resigns after botched casework





A Department of Justice attorney who prosecuted the Jack Abramoff scandal and the botched case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has left his government job.

William Welch was the head of DOJ's Public Integrity Section. The unit handled several high-profile corruption cases but its work came under fire in the Stevens case.

Welch is joining the private sector, according to news reports.

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DOJ prosecutor in Stevens case leaving government (The Washington Post 4/17)
Prosecutor Who Ran Ethics Unit Leaves Justice Dept. (The New York Times 4/17)
Former head of Justice Dept unit that bungled prosecution of Sen. Stevens leaving government (AP 4/16)