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Federal judge orders release of report into alleged prosecutorial misconduct in case involving late senator

A federal district judge ruled that the government had to release a 500-page report about alleged prosecutorial misconduct in the case against the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska for failing to list improper gifts in Senate ethics forms.

Stevens was convicted of the charges and lost his seat in the senate, but the conviction was vacated when it was discovered that the prosecution withheld evidence from the defense. -db

From Politico, February 8, 2012, by Josh Gerstein.

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