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Stevens Case 'Whistle-Blower' Revealed To Be FBI Agent

Another of the agent's charges: that a member of the DOJ Public Integrity Section "inappropriately created [a] scheme to relocate [a] prosecution witness that was also subpoenaed by defense during trial." This charge -- which involves witness Robert Williams, the manager of the makeover of the Stevens family chalet -- also emerged during the trial.

And it looks like the government is playing the role of the ill-prepared pupil yet again in the case, as Judge Emmett Sullivan points out in a fairly devastating footnote accompanying the complaint. (Keep in mind here that the complaint was due to be posted on the publicly available electronic docket at 4 p.m. today):

Despite having had the Court's redactions for nearly 48 hours, the government contacted the Court at 3:00 p.m. on December 22, 2008, an hour before posting, with additional requests for redactions. ...

The remaining two [of the government's] requests pertain to an individual's name that was not redacted by the government in the government's own proposed redactions. [emphasis Sullivan's]

This is from the same crack government team whose major typo -- in the official indictment -- was caught by the jury during deliberations.