Prosecutors intentionally withheld evidence in the Ted Stevens corruption case

FAIRBANKS, AK -- More information was released today regarding investigation into the Federal corruption case against the late Senator Ted Stevens.

A special counsel, led by Henry Schuelke III, said today prosecutors were so intent on winning the corruption case that they intentionally withheld information they were obligated to give the defense.

Shuelke told the Senate Judiciary Committee that absence of supervision by high Justice Department officials played a key role in the botched case.

The former attorney and prosecutor was appointed by a U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to investigate prosecutorial misconduct in the Stevens case after he dismissed conviction in 2009.

Schuelke said prosecutors failed to give the FBI time to review material that should have been given to Stevens' attorneys.