Nearly $1 million was paid to the law firm that conducted a two-year investigation of the government’s bungled case against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).

The news comes as Henry Schuelke III, who recently released a 525-page report on the botched Stevens case, readies to testify about his investigation before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

According to Dick Carelli, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the government paid Schuelke’s law firm of Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler a total of $981,842.42 for services rendered and to reimburse him for expenses incurred from April 2009 to March 2012.

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