July 29th, 2008
12:57 PM ET
6 years ago

Source: Stevens to be indicted

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Stevens is facing a federal indictment.
Stevens is facing a federal indictment.

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Stevens is expected to be indicted this afternoon by a federal grand jury, CNN has learned. A government source and a source familiar with the investigation would not tell CNN what charges are expected to be filed against the Alaska Republican.

Stevens has been the subject of a wide-ranging federal investigation focusing on Alaska state lawmakers and an Energy company in the state.

Steven's Alaska home was searched last July.

Watch: Stevens' home gets raided

FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents searched Stevens' Alaska home in July 2007 in connection with the probe, which has already snared two oil-company executives and a state lobbyist. At the time, he urged constituents "not to form conclusions based upon incomplete and sometimes incorrect reports in the media."

The 84-year-old senator is a former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is renowned for his prowess in steering federal funds to his vast, sparsely populated state. He has represented Alaska in Washington since 1968 and is up for re-election in November.

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  1. Robert Bauer, Sonoma County, CA

    Republicans and Bush administration officials under indictment and/or investigation – let's review: Tom Delay, Bill Frist, Scooter Libby, Jack Abramoff, Randy Cunningham, Robert Kjellander, James Tobin, Brent Wilkes, Larry Craig, and now Ted Stevens. And, I'll bet my next paycheck I've missed a few names. My goodness the line-up is getting bigger every day. Now all we need is to send Bush to Geneva to stand trial for war crimes.

    July 29, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. NoMcSame

    Mr Obama they can't hear you for they are too busy looking at you tanned skin. America is on fire with no one to put out the flames. The good ship America is going down do to HATE. What a shame.
    Study hard, work hary, love your wife and take care care of your kids and the fruits of the great country is yours to be gotten. What they forgot to tell us is that in order to get that you must be WHITE. Obama has done it all and they hate him for no reason. The man is trying to do the best that he can to bring together the best people to get this country back on track and they say and do all that they can to put a stop to him. It was your choise to be in the place that you are, Obama did not stop you so stop hating.
    Obama08

    July 29, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Doris,Memphis,TN

    McCain will not win!

    July 29, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  4. Allen, Redlands CA

    Typical Republican.

    July 29, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. GERRY

    IF HE IS INNOCENT, LET HIM PROVE IT. IF HIS IS GUILTY LET HIM GET WHAT ANY ODRINARY CITIZEN. NO POLITICIAN DESERVES
    ANY MORE OR ANY LESS THEN ANY CITIZEN OF THE U.S. MOST POLITICIANS THINK THEY THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW AND THINK THEY CAN DO ANYHTING, ANYTIME THEY WANT. LOOK WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY DURING THE LAST 7 AND A HALF YEARS BECAUSE THE MAN AT THE TOP THINKS HE IS ABOVE THE LAW AND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    July 29, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. mediabias

    CNN Where is the story about 72 % of the media coverage Obama receives is negative. Covert racism at work in MSM. While MSM edit and slice McCain gaffes and misstatements.

    July 29, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Larry, Hazleton, Pa

    Say it is not so – another of the high and mighty moral group known as the REPUBLICANS gets to take a Perp Walk – These people actually make me want to throw up – But of course we the tax payers will keep right on paying this crook for years to come while he pleads his case and then in the end he will take a plea and get to keep all his retirement from you quest it the tax payers. I say if he is found guilty or takes a plea deal he should lose all government benefits. But my quess is that all other politicians will then come to his aid in order to protect there on stuff. What a mess we have in WAshington DC – If we have any hope of fixing all the wrong stuff we must get control back to the people and away from Washington Insiders. Keep the faith as I believe better times are coming in November – stick with OBAMA and move solid control of both houses to DEMOCRATS.

    July 29, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. John

    All politicians are crooked. This is not a only limited to republicans. As for pork-barrel spending, try the 94 year old democrat Robert Byrd. He is the king of pork. For the McCain voters, Phil Gram, his economic advisor is responible for the mortgage crisis. He was instrumental in the deregulation. Anything to get a big chunk of money!

    July 29, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. Former Republican

    This is like a third world country the way corruption has cripled this goverment and its adminstration. Why are so many republican leaders corrupt? because the supporters vote for them just based on abortion, and so called "conservative views". This is what we get, nothing but corruption and bribery from these so called leaders. SHAME on corrupt REPUBLICAN LEADERS!!!!

    July 29, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. Denise Groves

    Good!!! Another seat for the Dems!!

    July 29, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Mike, FL

    "July 29th, 2008 2:39 pm ET

    Here are the similarites of Sen Ted Stevens with with John McSame:
    1.) They are both old politicians – Ted Stevens is 84, John McSame is 72!
    2.) Longevity and doing NOTHING in congress – Ted Stevens has been in congress for 40 yrs and John McSame has been there close to 30 yrs!
    3.) They are both REPUBLICANS
    4.) They are both in the tank with OIL LOBBYIST
    5.) They have both been investigated; remember John McSame Keating 5?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John McSame will be indicted next for brain paralysis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" couldn't agree more!

    July 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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