Ted Stevens Charges Dropped by Department of Justice

The Justice Department is dropping all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who was convicted last year of failing to report gifts from VECO Corp., a now-defunct oil services and construction company. In withdrawing the indictment, the Government cites several examples of prosecutorial misconduct, the most serious of which seems to be concealing notes from an interview with former VECO CEO Bill Allen that undercut the prosecution's claims about allegedly uncompensated work on Stevens' home in Alaska. In the interview, Allen put the value of the renovations at $80,000, far less than what the government claimed. Prosecutors did not provide the notes to Stevens' attorneys.

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.

And the best part? Charges are dopped after it cost him the election... "Hey he lossed, I guess we can drop the witch hunt".

Thanks to hit and run for the info.


BTRN said...

Charges are dopped after it cost him the election... "Hey he lossed, I guess we can drop the which hunt".

Two different Justices Departments, Bush's and Now Obama's so Stevens can thank Eric Holder.

Also, the man was convicted on Felony ethics charges, again, under Bush's justice department.

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