FBI taped more than 100 Sen. Stevens phone calls

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for Sen. Ted Stevens say the FBI recorded more than 100 of the Republican lawmaker's phone conversations.

Jurors could hear those calls later this month when Stevens stands trial on charges of lying about hundreds of thousands of dollars in home renovations and other gifts he received from an oil contractor.

The FBI did not tap Stevens' phone but did tap several phones belonging to contractors in the case. Stevens was recorded 105 times.

In court documents filed Tuesday, Stevens' attorneys say they may try to keep jurors from ever hearing those phone conversations. They say the FBI may have inappropriately taped those calls if they were outside the scope of the government's warrant.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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