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All Charges Against Former Senator Ted Stevens Dropped

April 1, 2009

This however does not mean that he was not guilty of the charges.

The U.S. Justice Department has decided to drop all charges against former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens amid charges of prosecutorial misconduct, NPR reported on Wednesday, citing Justice officials.

Stevens was convicted last fall of seven counts of lying on a Senate disclosure form to conceal $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive and other friends. Allegations of prosecutorial misconduct have delayed his sentencing.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to continue to defend the conviction in the face of persistent problems stemming from prosecutors’ actions, NPR reported on its web site.

One Comment
  1. April 4, 2009 6:12 PM

    the justice system is evidently more garbled than ever right now; they should simplify the law as much as possible for the sake of average people

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