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Sen. Steven’s Attys Accuse Govt. Of Wrongdoing

Sen. Stevens/official photo

Sen. Stevens/official photo

Just when things were getting a little boring in the Stevens case,  the accusations began flying. Attorneys for Sen. Ted Stevens asked for a mistrial in his public corruption case, saying the government withheld key information before trial and sent a witness back to Alaska before he could testify because “they did not like what they heard”, according to a court document filed Sunday night. On Tuesday, the government filed a motion denying wrongdoing.

By Del Quentin Wilber
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — A federal judge scolded prosecutors yesterday for sending a potentially important witness in the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens back to Alaska, a move that defense lawyers asserted was intended to hide exculpatory evidence.
“The government is treading in some very shallow water,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan told prosecutors from the Justice Department’s Office of Public Integrity. “I am just flabbergasted.”


For Full Story

Read Defense Motion For Mistrial

Read Government Court Filing on Tuesday Denying Wrongdoing


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