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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Justice Department Drops Case Against Ted Stevens

Justice Department Drops Case against
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R)
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
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* The New York Times brings us this report early this Wednesday morning and it starts of like this… The Justice Department moved on Wednesday morning to drop all charges against former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, who narrowly lost his seat last year shortly after being convicted on seven felony counts of ethics violations… In a stunning development, Justice Department lawyers told a federal court that they had discovered a new instance of prosecutorial misconduct in the case and asked that the convictions be voided. There would be no new trial in the case…
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U.S. Plans to Drop Case Against Former Senator From Alaska
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* REUTERS reports it this way…
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it will ask a judge to dismiss the conviction of former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens amid allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the high-profile corruption case… Attorney General Eric Holder said he decided to abandon the case against Stevens, a Republican who had been the longest serving U.S. senator, after a review showed prosecutors did not provide full disclosure to the defense at trial…
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US drops corruption case against ex-Sen. Stevens
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* Marc Sheppard at the AmericanThinker.com website has the following Post and it starts off like this…
In a decision coming five months too late to prevent a potentially hijacked federal election, the Justice Department has decided to drop all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder claims that the move was based on Stevens' age and the fact that he’s no longer in the Senate. Anyone not smelling a rat needs to have their nose examined… Would it be overly cynical to believe that Justice is attempting to preempt the forthcoming decision of U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant a new trial amid glaring evidence of FBI and DOJ misconduct? Misconduct which likely affected the course of the Alaskan Senate election? The ramifications here are nothing short of astounding…
Read Marc’s post in full at link below…
Justice For Ted Stevens: Now what about his Senate seat?
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