by Channel 2 News staff
Saturday, October 18, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Attorneys for Sen. Ted Stevens asked the judge in his federal corruption case to once again to throw out the charges against their client.
In their newest request filed Saturday, they argue that the FBI knowingly presented false evidence to the grand jury that indicted Stevens.
It's the same evidence the judge threw out during the trial after VECO accounting records showed inflated time sheet entries on two employees that worked on the senator's Girdwood home.
The defense argues that because bad evidence was used to indict the senator, the indictment is constitutionally flawed and the senator's rights have been violated.