Friday, April 4, 2014

More on the Discipline Imposed by the FBI in the Fallout from the Ted Stevens Case


Additional useful perspective on the discipline apparently meted out by the FBI to its agent Mary Beth Kepner is found in Steve Aufrecht's blog post from last Friday.   Kepner clearly made some errors in the investigation of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.   I agree with Steve's point that the commentary on the "Polar Pen" federal probe into Alaska public corruption since the post-trial collapse of the Ted Stevens prosecution has often lacked nuance, partly because the investigations of those involved in the prosecution have helped contribute to the relative silence of those on the government side in the case.        

Monday, March 31, 2014

FBI Director Says FBI Agent "Severely Disciplined" for "Improper Conduct" in Ted Stevens Investigation


I am of course late to this, but the Alaska Dispatch has a detailed account of the news in last week's hearing.