Stevens May Testify Tomorrow

Wife could also take stand in senator's corruption trial
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2008 2:29 PM CDT
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and his daughter Beth Stevens, arrive at federal court in Washington last week.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sen. Ted Stevens appears likely to testify tomorrow as part of his defense against corruption charges, Reuters reports. The Alaska Republican, charged with failing to disclose $250,000 gifts from oil firms, told a Washington court today he understood he was not legally required to testify. Stevens’ wife, Catherine, may also take the stand, as the senator says she handled payments related to renovations of their Alaska home.