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Judge denies requests to keep private report on prosecutorial misconduct in Stevens case
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A federal judge is denying requests to keep private the results of an investigation into prosecutorial misconduct in the case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied motions from two unidentified parties in the case to permanently seal a 500-page report that found widespread misconduct in the corruption case against the senator, who died in a 2010 plane crash. Sullivan ordered the report's release on March 15, along with any written objections the parties wish to include.
Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in the Senate when a jury convicted him in 2008 on corruption charges. A few days later he lost his re-election bid in Alaska.
Sullivan dismissed the conviction in 2009 after the Justice Department admitted misconduct in the case and ordered the investigation.