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. Proud American

    Surprise, surprise... another corrupt Republican.

    July 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. American for Ethical Government

    Throw him in jail and make Larry Craig his cell mate.

    July 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Nina

    Where are the headlines on the low life John Edwardes for cheating on his sick wife?
    Nina

    July 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. David Newport, OR

    He is going down for lying under oath to the FBI. No loss...Congress will be better w/o the likes of people like this.

    July 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. 100 yrs in Iraq

    ============and why is that these idiots keep get elected??

    WHY ? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?
    WHY? WHY ? WHY? WHY? WHY?

    July 29, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. Voice of Reason

    Funny that back in 2005 Sen. Stevens threatened (on the senate floor) to resign his position if funding for the 'bridge to nowhere' project was pulled. Note that this was a $320 Million bridge to an island village of 50 people. This was to replace a ferry because the 30-minute wait was 'inconvenient'.

    Wow.

    Just for that, the good folks of Alaska owe the rest of the nation an apology for keeping this criminal in congress for 28 years. Now we find that he's also in bed with Oil-industry lobbyists?

    Rewind your brains to the news of the last week or two:
    * Alaskan Senator Stevens advocates more offshore drilling.
    * The President reverses the executive ban on offshore drilling
    * The GOP nominee advocates for more offshore drilling in his campaign speeches,

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    July 29, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Dumbama and Rezco.

    July 29, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. Karen - Missouri

    Is this typical of all the Republicans? I'm beginning to think so. Time for a real change for sure.

    July 29, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. kgman

    another corrupt republican...the whole party is corrupt...mc cain is next.

    July 29, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Ian

    One more reason to have term limits. I can't believe this guy has been "serving" since 1968.

    July 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. Nia Hussein- Phoenix, AZ

    Wow he's 84, and looks young then McKeatingFive!! On another note...there goes his candidacy....

    July 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. Jeffrey G. Brown

    More Republican trash to be tossed out!

    July 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. Obamalism

    Good, he's as bad as all the other pork barrel spending congressmen on the ways committee. (dems and repubs alike)

    July 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. In California

    It is time to have term limits on Cogress, they should not be able to stay in Washington for 30-40 years because overtime the temptations become too much to handle.

    July 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. arlene, CA

    I am glad he has been found out & there are more of them out there doing similar offenses. Keep getting them out! They belong in jail, ordinary American citizens could not get by with it & they should not either. I wish they could get Rove, he definately believes he is untouchable & way above any law & so far it's working for him.

    July 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. Henry n New York

    NOW IF CONGRESS COULD INDICT BUSH, CHENNEY AND HALF OF HIS ADMINISTRATION WE MIGHT GIVE LADY JUSTICE A REASON TO STAND TALL AGAIN.

    July 29, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  17. Obamalism

    But don't you all worry, 'dollar' bill jefferson will have his day in court also...albiet 2 months AFTER the elections. I bet he gets re-elected.

    Big question...will the media cover his trial???

    (In case you're out of the loop, he took $70k in bribe money from undercover feds and they found the marked money in his freezer. LOL)

    July 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. Former Republican

    The republicans seriously need to redefine their values, because the vast majority of corrupt elected officials comes from their party. This is becoming ridiculous. The DEMOCRATS need to take over and set a fix this for us all over again. Shame on the Republican Party and their corrupt "morals" and "conservative values"

    July 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. PHIL TEXAS

    ONE DOWN......ABOUT 250 TO GO,,,,,,,,,GET ALL THE BUMS OUT OF OFFICE,,,,,,,

    TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO GET OUT THERE PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES AND RETAKE THIS COUNTRY DON'T FORGET THERE ARE WORKING "FOR THE PEOPLE"

    THERE IS NO ONE TO VOTE FOR,,,WE ARE IN TROUBLE,,HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD.....THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD,,WITH THESE TWO CANIDATES.......

    ONLY GOD CAN HELP US....

    July 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  20. Rick in Chicago

    Why is it all the republican posts on this thread seem to stray off topic? Why cant they comment on STEVENS and the possible charges agaisnt him?

    Is it because they cant handle the topic they're supposed to be commenting on? Cant handle the fact that yet ANOTHER corrupt republican is in deep doo doo?

    I think it is!

    Do you think FOX News will cover it .... or just ignore it? And if FOX does cover it, do you think Hannity will start off with: "But ... but .. BILL CLINTON ...."

    July 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. GOBAMA

    Republicrooks at it again...this is just the tip of ice berg.

    July 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  22. mayahh

    Change is on its way America... Corruption must flee, a new beginning , time for the American people to rise above poverty , the struggle of everyday living, heatlh care, energy, unemployment , homelessness and dipression, must take a different course.. We as American's must cash the check of prosperity and grow towards a brighter future.. We are the FUTURE, WE are the ones to make a brighter day so lets start with Change.. OBAMA UNITY 08

    July 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  23. Mike - Texas

    What ever happened to that Louisiana democRAT that had stashed $90,000 in fraudulent money in his freezer?????

    July 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  24. Debby, NJ

    Now it's Bush's turn ... Get rid of them all ... The republicans are all guilty...IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE
    BARACK THE VOTE !!!

    July 29, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  25. William, from Cali!

    I think, at 84..................................... it's time for him to retire.

    July 29, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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