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. Joseph, Los Angeles

    Come on America... We need a change. Let's bring back some degree of honesty and integrity back to Washington and the White House. Don't be fooled by the Republican Pundits. They fill the air with untruths and attacks. This is a perfect example why we should bound together and change this administration! Eight years is not only enough, it was to long to bear.

    July 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Baby Boomer

    Experience vs. Judgment!

    He has experience but not good judgment. Maybe it is time we went with good judgment over experience.

    Obama 08

    July 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Will, NJ

    I hope the next president, in addition to the burden he will already be taking, will weed out corruption on all sides of the house and senate.

    July 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. ListenToYourselves

    Judging by the quality of these comments – my guess is you are all Democrats? I bet you all think you're open minded – LOL. Wait till the verdict comes in – you don't even know the guy.

    July 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. Jon S.

    GOP news this week:

    Stevens indicted.

    Federal deficit – worst ever.

    Justice Department report details how department aides broke civil service laws by taking politics into account in hiring decisions.

    If you want more of this, vote for McCain and the GOP – otherwise, vote for change – Obama '08.

    July 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. cgg

    maybe he'll go to jail and learn the true meaning of "series of tubes"

    July 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Tony


    July 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. DC, SD

    Finally. Keep in mind, this has always happened and will not be the last time. So much for our elected leaders.

    July 29, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Carl from MI

    Another agent of the GOP's Culture of Corruption bites the dust... how many has it been so far? It's hard to keep track when there are SO many...

    July 29, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. concerned citizen

    I feel safe knowing that Charles Manson is never getting out of prison and Jeb Bush will never get into the white house. EVER. God is looking after us all.

    July 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Sarge in Florida

    Don't worry Stevens BUSH will pardon you before he shamefully leaves office.....

    July 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  12. kevin from alaska

    Since 2000, 9 Congressmen have been indicted.

    7 of them were Republicans.

    So much for the Good Ol' Party of moral and religious values.

    July 29, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Flat-earther, Georgia

    GOPers. The party of values. There is now an open spot at the public trough. Plenty of profiteers waiting to feed.

    May he rot in prison.

    July 29, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. blaising

    Another republican't crook...not surprising.

    July 29, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. joel

    More about Republican Family Values:
    Will someone please inform me of the name of the church where John BUSH McCain attends?
    Apparently McCain's JESUS allows him to commit ADULTRY.
    While McCain's wife was in a hospital bed, McCain's JESUS approved of McCain committing ADULTRY.
    I would love to go to that church and talk to that church's JESUS!

    July 29, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Ker

    Maybe he can share a cell with Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson

    July 29, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Next!!!

    Let the FUMIGATION begin .....Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and all of the Republicans Scumbags

    July 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. ran

    Another reason to vote for only democrates this year.

    July 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. ALECO1 -----NOKOMIS,FL




    July 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. James in Kamiah

    Took 'em long enough.

    July 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. J.D.

    Thank you for your service. Don't let the cell door hit you on your way in.

    July 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. James in Kamiah

    If you were the AFL-CIO would YOU support a guy who belittled your efforts and insulted you by offering you a $50 p/hr paycheck as an indian giver and saying that you wouldn't take it anyways because, in essence, you're to lazy, privileged and ungrateful, and insinuation illegal immigrants are just better at doing your job?

    I think not.

    July 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  23. Kevin Morgan

    Republicans and Oil Companies working together for the betterment of the American people. This article should be run next to all those Exxon ads I see on your website.

    July 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. Timothy

    Republicans are a bunch of corupt people and we need change and Obama is the the American people only chance Vote Obama.

    July 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  25. spanky

    No Alice, the republicans have become THE party of corruption, with no help from the Dems. Thy did it ALL on their own. And Alice, if you really want a republican party to be proud of stop deflecting blame and speak up.

    Neo_cons are anything but patriotic, and thet are certainly NOT CONSERVATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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