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. aaaa

    another dirty REPUBLICAN.

    July 29, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Former GOP Member For Obama 08-12

    wow when it rains it pours

    July 29, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Michael - Sacramento, CA

    Hey, where are all the comments defending this lying, corrupt sack of–oops, I mean this fine, upstanding defender of Republican values? What–no one?

    July 29, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. aaaa

    bUSH IS TROWING EVERYONE UNDER THE BUS NOW TO SAVE HIS BUTT

    July 29, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. KMAN

    What a surprise to see an old f*rt from the GOP being indicted ... is this criminal the best Alaska can come up with for representaion? Shame on you folks for putting this wad in office time after time!

    July 29, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. NELSON Colorado Springs, Co

    He will get pardon form Bush. A other bite the dust

    July 29, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. dollorbil

    More corruption from the republican corruption network. I bet every republican in congress can be charged with some type of corruption if they are investigated.

    July 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. Sane John

    Vote for Republicans, vote for waste and corruption. Delivered through a series of tubes.

    July 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. bill for barack

    When you see the word 'indicted' in the same sentence as 'member of Congress', there's no need to ask the political affiliation.
    All the crooks are Republican.

    July 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. facts are facts

    Maybe the U.S. should consider paying their politicians higher salaries as corruption runs rampant on a continaul basis.

    Then there are those who refuse to acknowledge homosexuals are human beings and deserve the same treatment as anyone else. Oops! Larry Craig my foot slipped as did yours only yours went into your mouth.

    Sometimes I think the U.S. has larger corruption problems than many of he third world countries often chastised in the news.

    July 29, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. Ken Pittsburgh

    At 84 he will never see a day in jail strange this comes a day after the report on the justice department hiring pratices.

    July 29, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. McCain's Buddy

    .... This is McCain's cohort and partner in crime.

    July 29, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  13. prairieguy

    and what does McWhinner have to say -:) SILENCE I am sure!!!!

    July 29, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. Phil in KC

    I'm thinking he probably won't be re-elected. The question is: is it too late for the Republicans to choose another candidate? And would Stevens remove himself from consideration? For that matter, why is a man 84 years old standing for re-election?

    July 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. Adrian Veidt

    How shameful!

    July 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. Patrick Henry, Ft. Myers

    Another great role model for our kids.

    How many congressman and senators is it for 2007-2008?

    We need to hold our elected officials accoutnable. It's not unique to any party (except the Democrates and Republicans).

    Another good reason to seek a leader from the Libertarian Party. The last thing they'd do forgoe their commitment to right/wrong, the constitution, bill of rights, and laws of the land protecting Americans from crooks like this.

    July 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. Sane John

    "That "bum" has served our country and the state of Alaska longer than any other senator in the history of the US. I applaud him as he goes out under such unfortunate circumstances."

    It's not service if he's ripping you off. Congrats on being gullible and dumb.

    July 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Whats left in your wallet?

    Its about time,one down any many more to go.

    July 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  19. judy, Wisconsin

    Another old, crooked Republican who should have retired 20 yrs. ago.

    July 29, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. Texas Liberal

    Jack wrote: "Let's all see how this relates to McCain being like Bush. And old, a flip-flopper, a panderer and in poor health."

    Jack is like most Conservative voters. They will never address the issue of the utter corruption of Conservative leadership. He just keeps reciting chapter and verse of the Conservative talking points.

    Conservative leaders are conning their voters. They have no intention of keeping any of those conservative promises: smaller government, fiscal responsibility, a gay marriage amendment, a balanced budget amendment, term limits, stronger state and local governments, more regional control, support for local businesses, support for the family farm, better schools, blah, blah. That may be what Jack votes for, but what he gets is crappy jobs, crappy benefits, a $600 check paid for by money borrowed from China, unaffordable colleges, and fewer opportunities for his children.

    America is circling the drain now. Will Conservatives like Jack continue to be hornswaggled by a bunch of white guys in thousand dollar suits?

    July 29, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Wisconsin

    Republicans are in bed with big oil!

    To think some people want to vote McSame = Big Oil.

    I ask you this, why would big oil overproduce oil to lower the cost when they are making record profits?

    July 29, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. 68 year old

    Hey you libs want to exploit scandal ; how about a little equal time for Sen Edwards and his love affair? Seems as there is a little one sided blow by here!

    July 29, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  23. Dotson, IL

    Do not forget President Bush and Vice President Cheney, they all are in this pot together. money, money, look under the bed in the back yard. guilty , guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 29, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. A.C from California

    Another Republican bites the dust. What a corrupt Party (R).....The last 8 years of the Republican party and done more damaged to this country then any other before them.

    Maybe Republican "Tools" should check their facts.....The Republican party has broken more laws so many more times then any Democrat in any office. The Republican party is filled with Thiefs,Pedophiles, drug Addicts, preverts.

    I'd rather be a Dem then a filthy Republican.

    July 29, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  25. NO MORE CROOKS IN WASHINGTON

    GET RID OF THIS CROOK.

    IMPRISON HIM.

    July 29, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
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