Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its case against 85-year old Ex-U.S. Senator, Ted Stevens. Stevens, who represented Alaska for an unprecedented 7 terms, was convicted by a federal jury last Fall for lying about $250,000 he received in gifts on his Senate disclosure form. The money reportedly came from corporate executives- including an executive from the oil industry.

According to The Wall Street Journal, The Department of Justice dropped the case against the politician because they determined that prosecutors withheld information from the defense. This violates a person's Constitutional right to have a fair trial.

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