Sen. Stevens loses bid to dismiss corruption case
A federal judge refused to dismiss the corruption case against Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) or declare a mistrial even as he said he lost trust in Department of Justice attorneys.

Government attorneys admitted they withheld information about the charges at the heart of the case. The information related to an interview of the government's key witness against Stevens.

The defense complained about the lack of disclosure but Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said he wouldn't end the trial. He ordered the government to turn over all of its information to Stevens, who is accused of failing to report $250,000 in gifts and services.

Stevens, the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee , is one of the most powerful members of the Senate. He has used his position to help Alaska Native corporations and to pressure Alaska tribes and villages.

Get the Story:
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges Against Stevens (The Washington Post 10/3)
Judge Berates Prosecutors in Trial of Senator (The New York Times 10/3)

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