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Prosecutorial Misconduct Leads To Dropped Charges Against Ted Stevens

[media id=7735] Nope, this is not an April Fool's day joke: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has decided to drop all charges again

Nope, this is not an April Fool's day joke:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has decided to drop all charges against former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens amid charges of prosecutorial misconduct, NPR reported on Wednesday, citing Justice officials.

Stevens was convicted last fall of seven counts of lying on a Senate disclosure form to conceal $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive and other friends. Allegations of prosecutorial misconduct have delayed his sentencing.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to continue to defend the conviction in the face of persistent problems stemming from prosecutors' actions, NPR reported on its web site.

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