- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge says he will not move Sen. Ted Stevens‘ corruption trial to his home state of Alaska.

Stevens is to go on trial next month on charges of lying about hundreds of thousands of dollars in home renovations and other services he received from an oil services contractor.

The powerful Republican senator asked that the case be moved to Alaska, so it would not slow down his re-election bid. After hearing arguments Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan refused.

Assuming Stevens makes it through the Republican primary, the court ruling could affect his ability to campaign during the weeks leading up to Election Day.



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