FBI Agent Got Cozy With Sources in Stevens Probe

Agent wore skirt in court to please source; others gave her husband a job, painting of dog
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2009 11:42 AM CST
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, leaves the Senate chamber after making his last formal speech on the Senate floor and listening to tributes from his colleagues, Nov. 20, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New details emerged yesterday in an ethics complaint against an FBI investigator in the corruption probe that took down former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the Anchorage Daily News reports, including allegations the female agent wore a skirt in court to please a source. Mary Beth Kepner is also alleged to have accepted a job for her husband and a painting of her dog.

The complaint, from fellow agent Chad Joy, had been heavily redacted prior to yesterday’s ruling from a federal judge; Stevens’ attorneys are using it as part of their appeal effort. “Kepner does not wear skirts,” Joy wrote of the agent dressing for the benefit of oil exec Bill Allen, the prosecution’s star witness. “She advised it was a surprise/present for Allen.”