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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soundoff (336 Responses)
  1. Justin from West Haven, CT

    Awesome, throw the bum out.

    July 29, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Candy West Virginia

    He's a repuglican of course, what else did you expect. They are crooked.

    July 29, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. John from FL

    a corrupt republican, get outta here!

    July 29, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. McCain Lies!

    It must be really really hard being a repuglican in this day and age. they've ruined our country and they are crooked to boot.

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. The world is watching, and judging

    Ha ha ha,
    the tubes are vibrating.

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. NY State of mind

    Wow another Rep. under investigation and coming up on charges. How can this be from the most moral group in America, one of many I hope!!!!

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. Obama '08

    What's really going on in Washington?

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  8. California Gold

    Geez the wheels of justice turn slowly. About time!

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  9. Connie

    Good, now that "bridge to no where" is getting somewhere.

    July 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  10. Reality Check Richmond Virginia

    well, at least someone in Washington is going to court.

    July 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Tori, Oregon

    Another one bites the dust....

    July 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. jfs Memhis, Tn

    McCain/Stevens 2008-2012. A team of change...A team you can trust in !!!! Plus you won't have think or read about anything...just vote for them !!!

    July 29, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. Peter

    ha ha!

    July 29, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Jack

    Bet it's Federal contracts or oil related.

    July 29, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. East Coast Bum

    Just another corrupt CRIMINAL in elected office. This never surprises me, as it happens all of the time. All of them are on the take to a certin extent.

    July 29, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Frantz from Atlanta

    Let me know if the indictment includes Bush and Cheney. Otherwise, who cares?

    July 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. dee reynolds

    Another "family values" Republican senator is caught being a hypocrite.

    July 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. Texas trail puppy!

    Does is surprise anyone that "Republican" is quickly becoming synonymous of "Scandal" and "Corruption", this guys have taking America for a long ride. I think it's time we take our beloved country back before they completely ruin it.
    Obama '08!!

    July 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  19. soldier4theTRUTH

    My Freidns, there Goes the Great State of Alaska to the Democrats this year. YES, CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN...THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE! The GOP is a party built on lies and Corruption!

    OBAMA 2008

    July 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  20. al

    *****************************

    HANG 'EM HIGH

    HANG 'EM ALL

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. john

    Justice. one by one the corrupt Republicans are being sent away or croaking...either way is simply delicious.

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. bluestategirl

    About time.

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  23. Texas Liberal

    Another crooked Republican is heading for the woodshed. Aren't all of you Conservative voters ashamed of the way you have been conned by a bunch of white guys in thousand dollar suits? All they have to say is "No to gay marriage, no to flag burning, yes to free enterprise, and no to a decent minimum wage" and you all troop to the voting booth like lemmings going over a cliff.

    The people that you have put in office are skimming, scamming, stealing, and hornswaggling you. Your wages have been flat for 10 years while your employers' profits have doubled. They have sent America's manufaturing base overseas, reduced your health insurance. and reduced health care for your kids while holding the New Testamen aloft and shouting "Onward Christian Soldiers."

    How long, O my people, will you continue to be flim-flammed by a bunch of con artists. The nation can't take much more Conservatism and stay alive.

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  24. Terry, Dallas Texas

    They think they are above the law and can do as they please. Pathetic.

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  25. Ron

    Well this was a long time in coming. Glad to see justice finally being served and that the legal system both investigates and will give Ted his day in court.

    Unfortunately, due to his age and his legal team, he will likely never see a court room in his lifetime the all the motions they will file.

    July 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
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