Politics & Government

June 4, 2009 5:32 PM

More trouble for vexed Alaska probe: U.S. wants 2 freed

In court filings, the Justice Department on Thursday asked that two Alaska state legislators be set free while their 2007 convictions on bribery charges are reviewed. The department acknowledged prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense in the cases, the same failing that led to the dismissal of charges against U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

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