Politics & Government

October 20, 2008

Final arguments in Stevens trial begin Tuesday

In its four-year probe into corruption in Alaska politics, the Justice Department has secured five guilty pleas and won three convictions of lobbyists, business leaders and state lawmakers. Now, it's up to prosecutors to persuade jurors to convict the most prominent figure of all in the federal investigation: Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate.

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