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Final arguments set to begin in Stevens trial

...assertions as credible, including Stevens' claim that a $2,695 massage chair was a loan, not a gift, from his friend Robert Persons in 2001. The lead Justice Department prosecutor, Brenda Morris, read from an e-mail in which Stevens told Persons...
Feds focus on Stevens' wife in trial

...the wife controls," defense attorney Brendan Sullivan told jurors early in the trial. And several e-mails from Robert Persons - the next door neighbor who served as project manager - pointedly ask the Alaskan senator to seek his wife's guidance...
Workers say VECO hatched remodel plan

...drafted the plans, he said, "That's possible." The city permits for the remodel were filed in July 2000 by Robert Persons, the Double Musky restaurateur and a longtime friend of the Stevenses. Persons monitored the progress of the project...
Stevens gains access to witness' medical records

...gets hysterical when he has to spend his own money." Prosecutors want to use the telephone call between Allen and Robert Persons because Persons worked on the Stevens house. Cary argued that the conversation was hearsay.


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