Nick Marsh, one of the lawyers who prosecuted the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) for corruption, took his own life over the weekend, his attorney confirmed to The Hill.
NPR first reported Monday that Marsh committed suicide. Bob Luskin, Marsh's attorney, told The Hill on Monday that his former client committed suicide but said he did not know additional details.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division conveyed his "deepest sympathies" to Marsh's family and friends.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to Nick's family and friends on this sad day," he said. "The Department of Justice is a community, and today our community is mourning the loss of this dedicated young attorney."
A federal judge in April 2009 dismissed a corruption conviction
against Stevens and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate
whether the government attorneys who tried the case should themselves be
prosecuted for misconduct.
The judge who tried the case,
Emmet G. Sullivan, said at the time that prosecutors had failed to
disclose evidence to Stevens's defense team.
Stevens, who died in a plane crash last month, was voted out of office in 2008 following his original conviction on corruption charges.