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Unrepentant Sen. Stevens Trashes Prosecution On Campaign Trail

Even after his conviction, Sen. Ted Stevens isn’t admitting any wrongdoing on the campaign trail. In fact, he’s telling voters the only ones who have done something wrong are the prosecutors.

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By William Yardley
New York Times
ANCHORAGE – If Senator Ted Stevens is feeling down about his felony convictions, his uphill battle for re-election or the sudden supremacy of another Republican, Gov. Sarah Palin, on the Alaskan political stage, it would be tough to tell from the crunch of determination that has long shaped his face.
Even in good times, Mr. Stevens was never much of a smiler – though he was wearing a rare grin this week when he arrived home.
“Is he down?” said Bill Sheffield, a former Alaska governor and a close friend. “No, he’s pretty up and thinks he’ll be vindicated.”
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Feds Find $875,000 In Seized Dope Car 4 Years Later

As the old adage goes, better late than never.

By Rhonda Cook
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
ATLANTA — The Hummer limousine seized from the drug-dealing Black Mafia Family almost four years ago had been sold at auction, then sold three times more. It had been carrying teenagers to proms and brides and grooms to weddings.
But as federal officials prepared for a June trial, they “debriefed” other BMF members and learned agents missed something when they searched the Hummer.
The Hummer H2 stretch limousine was seized in 2004 during a raid of one of the Black Mafia Family’s stash houses in northwest Atlanta.
In August, agents tracked down the car, looked underneath the seats and found $875,000 in cash and seven brand new semi-automatic weapons, believed to be proceeds from BMF cocaine transactions.
The four “innocent owners,” according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBurney, knew nothing.
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