Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Stevens Prosecutors Hid Evidence, Report Concludes
Posted on 03/17/2012 3:44:20 PM PDT by STARWISE
A court-appointed special prosecutor has determined that serious misconduct by Justice Department prosecutors tainted the federal investigation and trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens, according to a report released Thursday.
"The government introduced false business records to boost the value of renovations on the Senator's Alaska home. It also hid from the defense the evidence needed to show that the value was much less than the government claimed, including evidence that its key witness disagreed with the government about the value of the renovations," Stevens defense lawyers Brendan Sullivan and Robert Cary said in a statement.
Following the trial, the FBI's Chad Joy filed a whistleblower complaint with the District Court alleging that the lead FBI agent on the case, Mary Beth Kepner, might have had an inappropriate relationship with Allen, the government's star witness, and that the agent was allegedly telling potential witnesses about grand jury information before trial.
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Bill Allen, former CEO of VECO Corp.The governments star witness took the stand today in the trial of Senator Ted Stevens.
Bill Allen was once a respected businessman in Alaska, and ran Veco, one of the states largest private companies. But he pleaded guilty last year to bribing state lawmakers, and prosecutors say he gave Ted Stevens gifts worth more than $250,000. Stevens is accused of lying about the gifts on his Senate Financial Disclosure forms.
FBI agent Mary Beth Kepner paid a social visit to the Alaska Democrats Convention Sunday. She said she was there to see John Dean give the Keynote address.
I said to her I can see why youd be at the Republican Convention, but why here? She said, while raising both arms, Im an independent and she was just here to see Dean.
If he had retired at a normal age he would be alive and healthy and never convicted. What other what ifs can we play.
That is of course, unless our new President goes by the name of Newt. When agencies are disestablished . . . AMF.
If he’d won reelection as expected, the Republicans would have been in a less precarious position in the Senate during the maneuvering leading up to Obamacare. An additional vote would have kept the Democrats from cloture moving it forward. That’s a big if and shows even RINO’s are good for something sometimes.
Which is exactly what NEEDS to happen. We need to take machetes to the departments of the FED gov.
What perverse, monster manipulators and demons ..
Have you noticed how liberal AK has become, as so many other states too, of course?
I was just going to say: “I would bet money he is a Republican”.
Life in PRISON and Complete Civil Asset Forfeiture for EVERY LAST PERSON involved in this Conspiracy to Deprive someone of their Rights under the color of law. Where is Eric Holder??
THis lifelong “RINO” served honorably and with distinction in WWII in the China/Burma area. He was a loyal Republican on almost EVERY issue. He fought TIRELESSLY to open up the vast energy resources in Alaska.
He has been replaced by a witless, useless, Obama worshipper.
I’ll take a RINO like him any day.
Conservative purists better wake-up. As much as I would LOVE it, we will never have a majority of Conservative Republicans who ALL AGREE on every issue.
One thing they can, and did do was make it the policy of the Justice Dept that so-called "hate crime" statutes shall NOT apply to African Americans, gays and other so-called "protected groups". Despite official denials this is now the policy of the Federal government.
It’s like when cops interview a murder suspect. They either say “He didn’t act like he was innocent” or “He acted guilty”.
Whoa. Somebody was on a mission.
Are the lawyers in question Democrats? Their actions gave the seat to the Democrats and another vote to pass Obamacare in the next election. Yes it occured when Bush was President but their actions affected the next election.
The onslaught of lies and dirt cost Stevens the election and it was close. Now ya got the Pro Obama Senator (photo radar) Begich voting with him every time; hope all the conservatives are happy; they deserve no better.
Ya know Starwise, when I mentioned that they were all wrong about Ted Stevens, they better think about what they are saying, they crucified me.
There are some good decent people on FR, been on here myself since 1996; but there sure are some for real deal fools too. I just wish ole Uncle Teddy hadn't flown out west on the fishing trip. he'd be around to laugh at the crooks today.
Your Post #33 is very well put.