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Sen. Stevens and Wife May Testify

Sure the running tiff between prosecutors and the defense has been interesting. But it could really get interesting if the Senator or his wife takes the stand. It’s still unclear whether they will. Meanwhile, the trial is coming to a close– just in time for the 84-year-old Stevens to jump back on the campaign trail before the Nov. 4 election.

THE SEN. STEVENS TRIAL
THE SEN. STEVENS TRIAL

By Richard Mauer and Erika Bolstad
Anchorage Daily News
WASHINGTON — The jury could begin deliberations Monday in Sen. Ted Stevens’corruption case, leading to the possibility of a verdict less than two weeks before the veteran Republican stands for re-election in Alaska.
Stevens’ lawyers should finish their defense late Wednesday or Thursday, and prosecutors will have the opportunity to present rebuttal witnesses. They’ll likely have closing arguments Monday, said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan; then he’ll give jurors the case.
Today, lawyers for the senator continued to work to sow doubt in the minds of the jury as part of their effort to prove the central theme of their defense: that the Alaska Republican thought he was paying every bill he was given for renovations to his home in Girdwood.
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