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Archive: Stevens Trial

Tables Turn on Stevens Prosecutors

The U.S. attorneys responsible for prosecuting the government's corruption case against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens are facing contempt proceedings for their alleged misconduct in the handling of the case.

By Amanda Zamora | April 7, 2009; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (10)

Alaska Turnout, Results Raise Questions

Elections officials, party leaders and voters are wondering what happened in Alaska, where turnout numbers were surprisingly low and two lawmakers who have been the focus of FBI corruption investigations appear to have won re-election despite polling suggesting they would be ousted.

By Derek Kravitz | November 6, 2008; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (103)

Lying Juror Says Stevens Guilty

The juror who left the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens after telling the judge her father had died in California actually attended the Breeder's Cup horse race, she said today.

By Derek Kravitz | November 3, 2008; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Conviction Mars Senator's Reputation

A jury found Alaska Gov. Ted Stevens guilty of seven counts of lying on his Senate financial disclosure forms, permanently damaging the longtime Republican lawmaker's once-sterling reputation and dimming his chances at re-election this year.

By Derek Kravitz | October 27, 2008; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (23)

What the Stevens Jury is Mulling

With the "stressed out" jury deliberating in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, a look at the 15 days of testimony shows what that the pool of eight women and four men might be grappling with as they decide the Republican lawmaker's fate.

By Derek Kravitz | October 23, 2008; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (6)

Notable and Quotable From Stevens Trial

Testimony in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has wrapped up, and closing statements and jury deliberation is scheduled for the next two days.

By Derek Kravitz | October 21, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (29)

Stevens's Wife Claims Oversight of Renovations

Catherine Stevens took the stand this morning in defense of her embattled husband, Sen. Ted Stevens, telling jurors she thought that two workers who performed key roles in the remodeling of their Girdwood, Alaska, had been paid for by a residential contractor.

By Amanda Zamora | October 16, 2008; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Stevens Might Testify In His Own Defense

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the 84-year-old Republican lawmaker on trial for improperly accepting and concealing hundreds of thousands of gifts from a wealthy friend, might take the stand in his own defense, according to documents filed in connection with his three-week-old trial.

By Derek Kravitz | October 14, 2008; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (3)

An Angry Judge at Stevens Trial

The surprises keep coming at the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

By Derek Kravitz | October 7, 2008; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (63)

Jury in Stevens Case Hears Tapes

Jurors in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began listening to secretly-recorded phone calls today between Stevens and the government's lead witness, as defense attorneys tried once again to get the Justice Department's case against the lawmaker thrown out.

By Derek Kravitz | October 6, 2008; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (2)

Judge Says Trial Against Stevens Will Continue

A federal judge is deciding whether he should throw out corruption charges against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens after the Republican lawmaker's attorneys accused government prosecutors of hiding FBI reports favorable to Stevens.

By Derek Kravitz | October 2, 2008; 04:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Stevens Friend Calls Thank-You Note a Ruse

Thank-you notes written by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to a longtime friend, oil company executive Bill Allen, are now at the center of the lawmaker's federal corruption case.

By Derek Kravitz | October 1, 2008; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ex-Confidant Testifies Against Stevens

Bill Allen, the eccentric and fabulously wealthy oil executive who started working in Alaska oil fields as a high schooler and rose to become a powerful industry figure, has taken the stand against his one-time close friend, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, in the lawmaker's public corruption case.

By Derek Kravitz | September 30, 2008; 06:28 PM ET | Comments (9)

Stevens Judge 'Livid' After Witness Sent Home

The federal judge overseeing the public corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens admonished prosecutors for sending a key government witness back to Alaska, in what defense attorneys say was a deliberate attempt to conceal evidence, The Associated Press reports.

By Derek Kravitz | September 29, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Stevens 'Didn't Know' His Bills Paid by Friend

The lawyer for Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens said his client did not know that his friend, an oil executive, paid housing renovation bills for him.

By The Editors | September 25, 2008; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (37)

Stevens Corruption Trial Underway

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens's public corruption trial is underway, with jury selection scheduled for the rest of the day and opening arguments set for tomorrow.

By Derek Kravitz | September 23, 2008; 05:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Stevens Corruption Trial To Begin Today

The public corruption case against longtime Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is set to begin this week, with the future of the former Appropriations Committee chairman hanging in the balance.

By Derek Kravitz | September 22, 2008; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (22)

Condo Deal, Favors Outlined in Stevens Documents

Justice Department officials yesterday provided another look at the evidence collected against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who was indicted last month on seven counts of falsely reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts. The original indictment accuses Stevens, 84, of concealing payments of more than $250,000 in goods and...

By Derek Kravitz | August 15, 2008; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Fallout from the Stevens Indictment

The fallout from the federal corruption indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens, the once-powerful Alaska Republican who helped the state snag millions in pork-barrel projects, is being felt from Anchorage to Washington. A third of Alaska's jobs can be traced to federal spending, according to the latest study by the University...

By Derek Kravitz | July 31, 2008; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (68)

Roots of the Stevens Investigation

One of the most powerful members of the Senate for nearly three decades, Ted Stevens built a loyal following in Alaska by protecting and promoting the key industries of oil and fishing, and by bringing home legendary buckets of federal spending for his constituents' pet projects. (An episode of the...

By The Editors | July 29, 2008; 05:51 PM ET | Comments (6)

Fixer-Uppers Often Trip Up Politicians

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is only the latest political figure to land in a public corruption scandal because of alleged gifts and favors for home improvement projects. A few of the more notable examples: -- Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, once one of the Republican Party's brightest and fastest-rising...

By Derek Kravitz | July 29, 2008; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (4)

Alaska Senator Indicted After Yearlong Probe

Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted on seven counts of falsely reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home, The Associated Press reports. (Related Posts: Fixer-Uppers Often Trip...

By Derek Kravitz | July 29, 2008; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (5)


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