- The Washington Times - Friday, November 21, 2008

A prosecution witness says he lied on the witness stand during the trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, and prosecutors knew it.

Dave Anderson, who performed the home renovations at the center of the case, testified during the trial that prosecutors had not granted him immunity in his exchange for his testimony. But in a letter to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, he said that was not true and that there was an understanding with prosecutors.

The accusations were revealed in a filing from Stevens’ lawyers seeking a hearing about Mr. Anderson’s accusations.

Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, was convicted last month of failing to include on financial forms about $250,000 in gifts, including extensive renovations to his home in Girdwood, Alaska.

Stevens, who lost his re-election bid after he was convicted, has not yet been sentenced.

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