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. Get the Story:
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
Senior prosecutor at DOJ resigns after botched casework
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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