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Stevens Turned Down Plea Deal

And then he got convicted! Bet he feels dumb...

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Stevens rejected a plea bargain that would have kept him out of prison, according to newly released transcripts. In a July 31 conference, Stevens’ attorney, Brendan Sullivan, said prosecutors had offered to keep Stevens out of jail in exchange for one felony plea, but that Stevens had turned... More »

In Stevens Case, Justice Was Served After All

Ruling in court of public opinion trumps court of law's dismissal

(Newser) - Ted Stevens and his lawyers were awfully indignant yesterday for a crew that had just won. “You’d think there would be jubilation,” said Stevens’ attorney. Instead, “it was revulsion, revulsion turned to anger,” Brendan Sullivan raged. Stevens himself lamented that “consequences…can never be... More »

Prosecution, Stevens Tangle

Alaska senator's temper emerges under cross-examination

(Newser) - The defense rested in the Ted Stevens corruption trial this afternoon, and the famously feisty senator then submitted to cross-examination. After 5 hours of friendly guidance from his own lawyers, the lead prosecutor's rapid-fire questioning didn't sit well, Politico reports. “I’m not going to get in the middle... More »

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