Exchanges In Steven’s Trial Heating Up

By Allan Lengel
WASHINGTON — The exchanges between opposing sides in the Sen. Ted Stevens  federal trial continued to heat up yesterday with the government calling the defense’s attacks “baseless.”
“In their third attack on the government in one week, the defense continues to engage in baseless speculation regarding the government’s motives and conduct,” the prosecution wrote in a motion. “Their motion is factually and legally groundless…”
The defense shot back with a motion filed early this morning saying: “The government’s Opposition brief is notable for its utter lack of contrition…The government’s conduct in this case is highly prejudicial to the administration of justice and should not be tolerated.  The indictment should be dismissed.”
The defense attorneys have accused the prosecution of intentionally withholding key information it should have turned over  to them. Trial resumed today.
UPDATE — (2:20 p.m. Tues.) U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said he would hear arguments on the  defense motion to dismiss Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Read Government Motion Defending Its Actions -Oct. 6

Read Defense Attack On Govt-Oct 7

See All Government Trial Exhibits

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