Feds seek to reverse Ted Stevens' conviction

Apr 1, 2009 Full story: www.klewtv.com 441

The Justice Department asked a judge Wednesday to toss out the corruption conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens because prosecutors withheld evidence from his defense team during his trial.

Stevens was convicted of seven felony counts of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations from a wealthy oil contractor.

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“Ahhh Springtime!”

Since: Mar 09

MI native

#1 Apr 1, 2009
Whoops. Nice competence level on the part of the Justice Department.

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#2 Apr 1, 2009
Former Senator Ted Stevens is clearly a victim of politicized evil Justice Department who was doing everything to destroy the Republican Senator and transfer more power to the Democrats.
The American people should be disgusted with the efforts of the fascistic media of the anarchist Bolshevik George Soros and his lying and deceiving media led by NYT that is using false accusations of GOP politicians in their effort to destroy them and open the way to losers of the Democratic political power.
Great American patriotic conservative politicians private life destruction is the new target of the anti-American Marxist and pro-radical Islamic media led by the evil and brutal reporters of The New York Times and its ACLU lawyers, MSNBC, ABC, CNN that are aiming at destroying the true character of the conservative politicians like Ted Stevens, Sarah Palin and Jindle with lies and deceit in their effort to change the outcome of the elections for the incompetent liberal Democrats.
It is the true Stalinst KGB character of the Democratic party under Pelosi, George Soros and the African Islamic Obama.

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#3 Apr 1, 2009
Jones wrote:
Former Senator Ted Stevens is clearly a victim of politicized evil Justice Department who was doing everything to destroy the Republican Senator and transfer more power to the Democrats.
The American people should be disgusted with the efforts of the fascistic media of the anarchist Bolshevik George Soros and his lying and deceiving media led by NYT that is using false accusations of GOP politicians in their effort to destroy them and open the way to losers of the Democratic political power.
Great American patriotic conservative politicians private life destruction is the new target of the anti-American Marxist and pro-radical Islamic media led by the evil and brutal reporters of The New York Times and its ACLU lawyers, MSNBC, ABC, CNN that are aiming at destroying the true character of the conservative politicians like Ted Stevens, Sarah Palin and Jindle with lies and deceit in their effort to change the outcome of the elections for the incompetent liberal Democrats.
It is the true Stalinst KGB character of the Democratic party under Pelosi, George Soros and the African Islamic Obama.
#1, Hawaii is not in Africa, its in the Pacific Ocean.

#2, Hawaii is not a part of an African country, its part of the United States.

#3, Reverend Wright preaches at a Christian Church, not in an Islamic Mosque. Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim.

You seem delusional. Are there any other conspiracy theories you believe in?
John S

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Apr 1, 2009
Stevens was a tired old dried up right wing nut. He should have retired long ago anyway, or better been replaced with a Dem years ago. Hope he just goes away.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#5 Apr 1, 2009
I can't recall agreeing with Ted Stevens on any issue. But if he didn't get a fair trial, overturning his conviction would serve justice.

“RickyPope50@yaho o.com”

Since: Dec 08

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#6 Apr 1, 2009
Freddy Pickle wrote:
<quoted text>
#1, Hawaii is not in Africa, its in the Pacific Ocean.
#2, Hawaii is not a part of an African country, its part of the United States.
#3, Reverend Wright preaches at a Christian Church, not in an Islamic Mosque. Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim.
You seem delusional. Are there any other conspiracy theories you believe in?
All correct Pickle, but I may Rev Wright has got to the biggest racist next only to Robert KKK Byrd.

“RickyPope50@yaho o.com”

Since: Dec 08

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#7 Apr 1, 2009
This will truly piss off the moonbats now.

“Gray Wolf Club”

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#8 Apr 1, 2009
More than likely Stevens had friends in the JD who knew by with holding evidence, that he could be sprung.
Sounds like an inside job to me.
Shali

Wyoming, MI

#9 Apr 1, 2009
Why would you reverse the convictions? Or should we just not hold government officials to the same standards as everyone else?
Pat

Granby, CT

#10 Apr 1, 2009
If the Justice Department has proof that their prosecutors witheld evidence from a defendant's lawyer during trial why arent the prosecutors arrested or disbarred for this gross malpractice? Perhaps if we threw a few of these dishonest prosecutors who obviously have no desire to play by the rules in jail or took away their license to practice law the problem would go away. They article doesn't even give the names of these corrupt bastards. Doesn't this open the door to question all the other cases these dishonest prosecutors have tried?

“RickyPope50@yaho o.com”

Since: Dec 08

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#11 Apr 1, 2009
len117 wrote:
More than likely Stevens had friends in the JD who knew by with holding evidence, that he could be sprung.
Sounds like an inside job to me.
Put your tinfoil hat on son. This is more than you can handle.

“I certainly admire the problem”

Since: Feb 09

Homeytown

#12 Apr 1, 2009
So sir old order is not going to prison. Good for him. He's still not innocent of any wrongdoing.

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#13 Apr 1, 2009
I wonder what would have happened if he was a democrat?
Perhaps the better question would be - What wouldn't have happened?
poo baby

Long Beach, CA

#14 Apr 1, 2009
Damn You wrote:
Whoops. Nice competence level on the part of the Justice Department.
Sorry pal, as much as you and I would like to see Ron Paul as president whoop some ass, it ain't gonna happen in 2012 either as most folks won't vote for a 77 year old as president.

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#15 Apr 1, 2009
Ricky Pope wrote:
<quoted text>All correct Pickle, but I may Rev Wright has got to the biggest racist next only to Robert KKK Byrd.
If Rev. Wright is racist, which I doubt, he's never said or done anything to suggest that.

“I certainly admire the problem”

Since: Feb 09

Homeytown

#16 Apr 1, 2009
WeElectedABunchOfIdiots wrote:
I wonder what would have happened if he was a democrat?
Perhaps the better question would be - What wouldn't have happened?
Stay tuned to the Blago case and find out.

“Puppies rock!”

Since: Sep 08

Edgewater, MD

#17 Apr 1, 2009
Ricky Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Put your tinfoil hat on son. This is more than you can handle.
Actually, he makes a valid point. The Justice department at that time was filled with Bush appointees. The politicization of the JD was Bush's work. And they still found Stevens guilty. Is it that hard to believe that they would throw the game so to speak?

Stevens was and is a prick who was in the pocket of big oil. You should research some of his statements and actions. The guy was guilty as hell.
Eighthman

Downingtown, PA

#18 Apr 1, 2009
Who's George "György Schwartz" Soros.

“Let's Go Surfin'”

Since: Jan 08

Sunny Florida

#19 Apr 1, 2009
It sure looks as if "somebody" played "Let's Make a Deal" ... what a shame!(Again)

First the Banking and Insurance Industry, then the whole Automobile Industry ... and now this Clown!

AND, who said "that other guy" isn't really a "Washington Insider" ... where does the corruption end!

“RickyPope50@yaho o.com”

Since: Dec 08

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#20 Apr 1, 2009
Smitty in MD wrote:
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Stevens was and is a prick who was in the pocket of big oil. You should research some of his statements and actions. The guy was guilty as hell.
Yes he is, I just do not let the conspiracy nuts get to me. yes he was probably guilty, but eveidence was withheld, as a citizen he has the right to appeal.

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