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. katiti montgomery

    This is ridiculous, the man is 84 years old and how long has he been in charge of Alaska. Get real America, somebody dropped the ball and it feel on him. They will not send this man to prison, he will get a reduced sentence (probation) and a healthy severance pay.

    July 29, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Brennan - Seattle, WA

    Good. This guy is an old cook, who should have been thrown out a long time ago.

    He has been responsible for a ton of pork barrel spending. I am not saying that there aren't others like him, but he is one of the worst offenders.

    When we said "Our officials need to treat our tax dollars like they would their own money." We did not mean literally to make improvements to their personal houses. What a scam.

    July 29, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Dragon Lady

    At 84 years of age ! ! ! ! Boy did he ever get experience – it would appear that 1) he is TOO OLD to stay in the Senate 2) he probably has accumulated enough CASH (thru what ever means ! ) 3) is he SENILE ? 4) WHAT ARE HIS CONSTITUANTS thinking! !!!!! Yippes! No wonder this country is in the MESS its in ! Get some of these corrupt OLD men out of there – NOW – THINK – ALASKAN VOTERS

    July 29, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. JA Cook

    Put him to work building bridges.

    July 29, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. afrahx2

    Chase those crazy baldheads out of town.

    July 29, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. mwm

    bush administration is guilty of lying,too.to the entire nation!

    July 29, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. Tim in NC

    Hmm... Alaskan Senator in bed with an Oil Company and being indicted for financial wrong doing and lying to federal authorities.

    No wonder the Elepants are trying so hard get their snouts into Anwar while they still have a chance. I can't wait for the Bush/ Republican amnesia epidemic to start in this case.

    At this rate, come November their won't be enough Republicans left to push any agenda.

    July 29, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |


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    July 29, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Why doesn't Bush give him EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE like the rest of his corrupt buddies??

    You know how everyone in Bush's circle is an EXECUTIVE.

    July 29, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Chris

    well get rid of him and any democrat that is doing the same thing!!!
    OOPs, then we might not have a government!!! LOL

    July 29, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. MikeH

    Why does this article leave out the names of the oil executives and the oil company itself?

    July 29, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. Sherry, Atlanta

    Sounds like Stevens and McCain have drank from the same Well, Oil Well that is!

    July 29, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Cyrus - NY

    When you commit a crime such as defrauding the public, you are essentially committing a crime against the public. Isn't there some kind of a law that punishes people who commit crimes against the people?

    Then again, if we start implementing such laws, half the Congress would be indicted.

    July 29, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. ProudToBeDemocrat

    Republican expose, I like to see Bush ,CHeny and Rove exposed indicted as well. Also FoxNews shut down Hannity and O'Relley out of job, it is coming God is doing his thing.

    July 29, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. flavoter

    Greedy politicians have allowed this country to be sold out I wonder how close we are to the financial ruin that our now enemies used against the soviets. Sold out for the politicians own personal gain. If our elected officials aren't looking out for regular working people of all races then now we see why we are suffering so.

    More heads should roll republicans had the majority for 6 years so it's easy to see who really sold us out ( Thank you mr. President), but the Dems heads should roll also they are elected to protect us not rip us off or allow us to be ripped off .

    When is someone going to do something about the credit reporting agencies?

    July 29, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Mike in MN

    All these sad comments that take delight in a Republican that has done wrong and then lump all Republicans together is just preverted. What a bunch of creeps. After I read crap like this, I could not be more proud to be a Republican. If Stevens is gulity, I support he be punished to the fullest extent. But give all this hate a rest. For every 100 Democrates there are 95 to 98 Republicans and we aren't going away. And we will contiue to vote Republican. If this country is going to move forward, the hate has to stop. McCain has a track record of working across party lines and is a true moderate. All this hate comming from the Democrates convinces me more than ever he is the only true hope for America right now.

    July 29, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. Ron, NYC

    This is not news. Its a Republican. But guess what? The American people will vote for these vandals over and over again because they represent the "true values"of the American people. Soliciting male sex in public bathrooms, sending sexually inappropriate emails to male pages in the House of Reps, being on the DC Madame',s list, just to name but a few. Are these really the values of Americans? Please someone tell me, because the American voters keep voting for these criminals.

    July 29, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Well, the caught one............but how many have gotten away!!!

    July 29, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. Sarah, 23, FL

    tsk tsk tsk!

    July 29, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. Biffington, Biff

    I love it when a republic tries to defend the indefensible....

    it is always just soooo delicious....

    July 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  22. Franky

    What a surprise, another GOP in a crazy scandal...

    July 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  23. tigerakabj

    Good. I read the Iowans tried to arrest Karl Rove. I can't wait until the war tribunal starts in the Obama administration and locks all of these criminals up.

    Obama/Sebelius 2008/2012.

    July 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Good. He deserves to rot in prison, stripped of his pension.

    July 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Mike, TX

    Wow, the Republicans need to be better students of the democrats. The Dems steal but generally don't get caught, or if they do commit a crime they can get away with it (right Ted, Charlie, Joe, Nancy, Harry....?)

    July 29, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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