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

Source: Stevens to be indicted


[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/29/art.stevens.gi.jpg caption="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. Big D

    Another REPUBLICAN indicted....where's the surprise here?
    FRY the BUM.....'cause if we don't.....McBush will pardon the SOB.

    July 29, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. R-C from NC

    GOOD!! I'm a Republican and get the bum out!! To the Democrats your party has the same problem -what about Jefferson from La. Both parties need to clean house!!

    July 29, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Darryl of Arlington Texas

    John McCain, George Bush, Dick Chaney can Sevens be all alone in his crooked way of thinking?

    Ethics does not apply in the republican party!!!! or do it?

    July 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Wisconsin


    Hey CNN why isn't this a story?

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain's signal that he may be open to a higher payroll tax for Social Security, despite previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind, is drawing sharp rebukes from conservatives.

    July 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Bill

    Thank God there have never been any "dirty" democrats. There haven't, have there? Have there? Bueller? Bueller?

    July 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. Trey J.

    Another one bites the dust!

    July 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Amit NYC

    Another corrupt Republican in bed with Big Business. Surprise surprise.....

    July 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Chut Pata

    Just another re-pub workinig for oil mafia. What's new? Listen to the White House advocating oil drilling in Alaska and you will know who the big fish is. Just throw this small fry and go after oil barons in the White House. Then only we will know that there is no one above the law.

    July 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Olive Oil (a-guhg-guhg-guhg)

    This just in... "politicians are corrupt." Pictures at 11.

    Save your pabble about "all the corrupt GOP politicians," because I don't think there were Republicans in charge when Chicago earned the reputation of the being THE benchmark against which political corruption is measured. Remember, vote early and vote often (and as always, vote Democrat)... pulse and breathing not required.

    July 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. steve

    I'm convinced that we need to stop this bickering.
    After all, not all Republicans are bad.

    Look at Lincoln, he did alright with what he had to work with. Best. "Uniter". Ever.
    Okay, so they only come around once every 150 years, but there's still hope!

    July 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    ...and he's actually running for re-election. I guess this indictment came as a surprise. The Good Old Partners didn't cover for him.

    July 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. jmo

    Here’s another example for the argument for term limits. The man has been in office since 1968; almost 40 years in office. Think of all he got away with before he got caught.

    July 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. JDC

    Congressional thieves! And we are to choose between OBAMA AND McCAIN, both part of the problem!!!

    July 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  14. Mike

    Excellent!!! Get those Hypocrat bastards out of Washington. I don't care how old he is, he should be punished, if convicted, to the fullest extent of the law. I am sure our current President will pardon him. I think all those corrupt DOJ people should be sent to Jail.

    Very frustrated with these Corrupt Politicians.

    July 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Thomas

    My granddaddy used to tell me stories of the days when the Republican Party was the party of honesty and integrity. Was he just funnin’ me?

    July 29, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Adriana Birmingham, AL

    I'm Democrats have their problems with corruption too but, really, the Republicans always do it in grand style.

    July 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. Jerry---Illinois

    Well, well, well, Sen. Stevens should have built that bridge
    to no where before he goes to prison. Go Republicans!
    Sounds like another pardon by Bush coming!

    July 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  18. Ian

    I don't believe the charges. Nowhere does it mention anything about touching another man and/or boy, so it can't be true.

    July 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. Scott from New Hampshire

    Wow, a republican... what a surprise.

    July 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. JSRagman

    Here we go again. Another crook from the holier than thou, all about law and order, family values, gay bashing (except Larry Craig), Republican Party. Maybe all you people (Republicans) have too much in-breeding throughout the party and it therefore continues to create more and more criminals and liars (Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, etc.,etc.). If lying were a crime, there would be no Republicans in office ever again. What a wonderful dream that is!

    July 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Peter (CA)

    It's been a long time coming for Mr. Stevens. His outbursts on the floor of the Senate are ridiculous. He has believed he was above reproach for some time.

    July 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. LK

    Let him walk the bridge to no where. Oh the Republicans the years still early and you are soooooooo far behind.

    July 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  23. jon

    hey my people we are still he could have sold alaska .they have wrecked the good ol USofA JAIL HIM TEACH THE OTHERS A LESSON NO PARDON

    July 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  24. Ron,Berkeley,Ca.

    A good day for America. Lock all those crooks up. Senator Ted Stevens missused the trust he was given,not only of the trust the good citezens of Alaska gave him ,but also the trust of the american people. Next,I want to see the rest of that bunch brought to justice. Alberto Gonzalaez, Monica Goodling,Karl Rove,and the rest of them. As I stated in my first sentence,A good day for America.

    July 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  25. Joel

    Wait, where's his Hulk tie?

    July 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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