Looks like the government has another chance to redeem its bungled prosecution
of Sen. Ted Stevens.
Judge Emmet Sullivan announced this morning that the prosecution will be able to call one more witness, Dave Anderson, a former VECO employee who worked on Stevens home renovations, the AP
reports. The allowance should offset the judge's ruling yesterday that excluded a portion of VECO's records that reference Anderson work on Stevens' home. The judge also ruled he would be instructing the jury that the government knowingly used false evidence in its case.
The decision delays the defense's case, which was set to begin today. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye are expected to testify for the defense.Late update
: Anderson has been a character around Alaska scandal for a while
According to Anchorage Daily News'
coverage of his testimony, Anderson was working "10 hours a day, six days a week," on Stevens' renovations -- and so was contractor Robert Williams. Anderson's testimony compensates for the excluded evidence of VECO records.