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Witness in Sen. Steven’s Case Claims He Would Have Testified Differently Without Govt. Coaching

Did feds go too far in coaching witness in the Sen. Stevens case? Does Stevens have a shot of overturning conviction on appeal or getting a pardon from Pres. Bush? Inquiring minds want to know.

Sen. Ted Stevens/official photo

Sen. Ted Stevens/official photo

By Del Quentin Wilber
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — A witness in the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has told a federal judge that he received extensive help from prosecutors prior to taking the stand and would have testified differently had he not been given the assistance.
He also said he had an agreement with the government that gave him immunity from prosecution in the case. During the trial, he told the jury that no formal deal existed.
“I would not have given the same testimony” without the help or the agreement, wrote the witness, David Anderson.
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