Sen. Stevens: Trial Was Flawed By Prosecutorial Misconduct


Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) wants an investigation of misconduct by federal prosecutors, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Stevens' attorney asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate “numerous, serious constitutional violations” by the government prosecutors, including knowingly presenting false evidence to the jury. Stevens, 84, has steadfastly maintained his innocence since he was indicted in July on charges that he lied on financial disclosure forms.

Defense attorney Brendan Sullivan charges that prosecutors knowingly gave false evidence to the jury and intentionally concealed information that the defense says was exculpatory. He says prosecutors must have known testimony by a key witness was fabricated, but used it anyway.The Senate's longest-serving Republican is running for re-election next week against Mark Begich, a Democrat and the mayor of Anchorage.


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