Sen. Stevens set for quick trial on corruption charges
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), will be headed to trial September 24 after pleading not guilty on Thursday to corruption charges.

Stevens hopes the case against him can be resolved before the general election in November. He also wants the trial moved to Alaska though a judge has not acted on that request.

Stevens is charged with seven counts of making false statements. Federal prosecutors allege he failed to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts from Veco, a former oil company whose activities have ensnared other politicians in Alaska.

Get the Story:
Sen. Stevens gambles on trial this fall (The Hill 8/1)
Alaska Senator Stevens Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Case (The Washington Post 8/1)
Alaska Senator Seeks a Quick Trial (The New York Times 8/1)

Relevant Documents:
DOJ Press Release | Indictment | Press Conference Transcript

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