Justice Department Files Motion to Drop Case Against Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens

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    The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion Wednesday to drop its case against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who was convicted of seven felony counts of corruption last fall.

    Attorney General Eric Holder decided to abandon the case due to prosecutorial misconduct, Justice Department sources told FOX News.

    Stevens was convicted last year of lying on a Senate disclosure form in order to hide $250,000 in gifts he received from an oil company executive and friends.

    Only after the conviction did allegations of FBI misconduct come to light. The judge in the case has repeatedly delayed sentencing Stevens, and at one point he held prosecutors in contempt.

    Justice Department officials later replaced the trial team. Stevens sought to dismiss the case, and Wednesday's action in effect supports his request.

    "After careful review, I have concluded that certain information should have been provided to the defense for use at trial. In light of this conclusion, and in consideration of the totality of the circumstances of this particular case, I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial," Holder said in a statement released shortly after the motion was filed Wednesday.





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    No kidding?

    Wow, poltical corruption pays after all.

    Who knew?

    Besides every one of us, I mean.
     
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    funny! when he was being tried you "just knew he was guilty" didn't ya? I bet it breaks your heart to find out he wasn't treated fairly.. and yes, kudos to Holder.
     
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    who says he was corrupt? they WITHHELD evidence....that evidence likely would prove his innocence, hence why they withheld it...it was a political witchhunt...

    maybe that should be investigated, maybe that is why bush fired the others
     
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    You actually expect Editec or any other Liberal to admit that they were wrong? Maybe if Hell Freezes over. You see he is already spinning it as somehow the Obama Justice department is now in on the supposed corruption.
     
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    You are rediculous.

    But hey, whatever, at least the guy lost his seat.

    Too bad he can't get his seat back. Now it is in Democratic hands. :eusa_pray: Prays Jesus.
     
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    it proves that the prosecutors were overzealous and mishandled the case.... stupid because they probably had enough without being dishonest.

    And no... Bush's firing of the AG's had nothing to do with this... it had to do with them refusing to do a witchhunt on Dems and certainly has nothing to do with prosecution of a fellow repub. so let's not get confused here.

    If there was misconduct, as their apparently was, then Holder did the right thing. Why aren't you singing Obama's guy's praises?
     
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    I know, our country is so screwed in Democratic hands.




    It will take a lot of :eusa_pray:
     
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    Classic. "The end justifies the means".

    Thank you for exemplifying every single bad thing that has ever been said about Dems the world over. Including their assumption that it's okay if they break the law, if that's what it takes to force themselves upon an unwelcoming public.
     
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    "After careful review, I have concluded that certain information should have been provided to the defense for use at trial. In light of this conclusion, and in consideration of the totality of the circumstances of this particular case, I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial," Holder said in a statement released shortly after the motion was filed Wednesday.




    This translates to "not guilty" and this guy was railroaded with trumped up shit! That's what it amounts to.
     

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