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Justice Denied: Prosecutors Railroaded Sen. Ted Stevens

There are 27 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Justice Denied: Prosecutors Railroaded Sen. Ted Stevens. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Last fall, Ted Stevens of Alaska , the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. Senate , was convicted on seven felony counts for failing to disclose $250,000 in goods and services he received from contractors.

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tomuch

East Haven, CT

#23 Apr 11, 2009
mikey wrote:
It should be known that this doesn't mean the Stevens is cleared of his conduct in any way shape or form. Stevens was still charged and Stevens conduct was hardly above reproach.
Stevens accepted hundreds of thousand of dollars in gift from a contributor in exchange for advocating for that contributor.(This should sound familiar to the Courant)
In short the only reason he was in this mess in the first place was because of his bad acts. Yes, the prosecutors screw up but that doesn't excuse Stevens initial behavior and I'm disappointed that the Courant seems to suggest that Stevens is some sort of victim.
He's not, the only victims are the people of Alaska, who never will get to see justice in this case.
According to the judge,the trial was riddled with perjured testimony and evidence of Steven's innocence was unlawfully hidden by the prosecution team.Hardly a mere technicality.
Right On

Terryville, CT

#24 Apr 11, 2009
If there was an abuse of power by the PROSECUTION and it is proven, they should be removed from office and they should be prosecuted.
Free scotter next

Nashua, NH

#25 Apr 11, 2009
O W Holmes wrote:
Great Justice Dept under the Bush Regime. Couldn't even frame a guilty man.
Another moron heard from. How much do you want to bet that there are more career democrats serving in the JD than republicans and these losers fill that bill? How about the CIA's covert war (career home office types that are democrats ala Plame and Wilson) undermining Bush? When will we hear the same from them about your messiah?
Lisa Simpson

Portland, CT

#26 Apr 11, 2009
Is this editorial board out of their collective minds? What are you talking about? "Win at all costs partisan conduct that infected the Bush Justice Department"?
Hey guys, Stevens was a REPUBLICAN! If you are looking for a reason to libel Bush you really picked a bad example with this.
And you guys actually wonder why you are losing money and your "newspaper" is going under?
george

Pepperell, MA

#27 Apr 11, 2009
Stevens is a guilty man wrongly convicted. His acceptance of free goods and services cannot be explained in the absence of corruption.

Since: Mar 09

Woodbury, CT

#28 Apr 11, 2009
unaffiliated wrote:
Does this mean that Stevens did nothing wrong?
No, but since he is now a victim of meany prosecutors, he's just a brittle old man they picked on for absolutely no reason.
joant

United States

#29 Apr 11, 2009
What ever happened to Rep Jefferson's case of the 90 thousand dollars of marked money in his freezer? Isn't funny how misdeeds of politicians are usually swept under the rug. It's time for term limits and the end of passing down the house or senate seat to a family member. They think they have a dynasty, and it is time to put a stop to it by voting for TERM LIMITS. To get back to the main story, I think Stevens knew about too many skeletons in the closets,and Holder stepped in to put the issue to bed.

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