Ex-Buddy Continues To Pound Away At Senator

Prosecutors continued to question an ex-friend of Sen. Ted Stevens on Wednesday, hoping to deliver a knockout punch that will put Stevens away.

Sen. Stevens/official photo
Sen. Stevens/official photo
By Matt Apuzzo and Tom Hays
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A wealthy oil pipeline contractor testified Wednesday that he didn’t charge Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens for renovating his home because he was told that Stevens’ requests for invoices were just a ruse.
The home improvement project is the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s corruption case against Stevens. Prosecutors say the longest-serving Senate Republican lied on Senate forms about receiving $250,000 in renovations and other gifts.
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Also Wednesday the government filed a motion to introduce damaging emails to show  that Stevens was kept abreast of the renovation project.
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