Not Guilty takes a look at the case of Sen. Ted Stevens
On Oct. 27, 2008, U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was found guilty of allegedly failing to disclose gifts, which led him to lose re-election just eight days later. But in April 2009, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan vacated the verdict at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed that prosecutors had withheld evidence from the defense.
Though Stevens died on August 9, 2010, the case is still fresh in the minds of many and is a reminder that prosecutorial misconduct can have far-reaching consequences.
Steven’s defense attorney, Rob Cary, has written about the case in his new book, Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.
Famed author and journalist Bob Woodward had this to say about the book: “Rob Cary has done a public service with this exposé, a personal odyssey as layer after layer of official corruption is laid bare. It is a shocking, deeply sobering tale that every American worried about the concentration of power in the federal government should read and study. No one is safe, not even a powerful, well-connected legislator with 40 years in the United States Senate like Ted Stevens.”
For more, NACDL’s The Criminal Docket podcast series also has a new episode featuring Cary and the book here.