October 27th, 2008
04:05 PM ET
14 years ago

BREAKING: Stevens guilty on all counts

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/27/art.stevens.ap.jpg caption="Stevens has been found guilty on all counts."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - A jury Monday found U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska guilty on all seven counts of making false statements on Senate disclosure forms.

Stevens had been charged with failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and work on his house in Alaska.

The 84-year-old senator is locked in a tight race for re-election, hoping to retain the seat he has held since 1968.

Sentencing is set for January 26.

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  1. Timothy

    The American people Wakeup We can'nt vote another Greedy Corrupt Pary the Republican in office say No to Mccain/Palin they want to divide and inciting angry folks and fear!!! We the American people are tired of fear and dividing this country we need a new direction and a Democratic President to clean up this mess brought on by the Republican corruptions!!! Vote Obama/Biden

    October 27, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. Jill

    Just another Republican with his hands out. Rich is never rich enough!

    October 27, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. Chris, Michigan

    Alaska is going blue some day.

    It begins with the newspaper supporting Obama/Biden.

    October 27, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin is on her way out with Stevens, just hold on to your seatbelt.

    October 27, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Lensa

    Tired of the corrupt Republicans ? Vote Democrat!

    October 27, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    well Sen Rengal should be next . Go Obama

    October 27, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. The Stallion & The Champ vs. The Old Mule and Winky Half-baked Alaska

    Next up, Little Miss Ice Chip will be shaved off the ballot by a landslide!

    October 27, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. vw

    Poor old man. Another victim of political fighting.

    October 27, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. Ken in NC

    With a possible sentence of 5 years on each charge, does he make small ice cubes out of big ones? I do not think so. Given his age, I would consider his expulsion from the Senate, a fine not to exceed 1.5 times the estimated cost of repairs and upgrades to his home and supervised probation for 5 years. Senator Stevens should furthered be ordered not to seek to be elected to or appointed to any public office for life.

    October 27, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. Bill

    Stevens and people like him should not only be forced to pay everything back ten fold, but also serve time in prison. Any government employee that accepts gifts over a certain amount would go to prison, pay a high fine, and never be able to work for the government or anywhere a security clearance is required.

    I don't even believe politicians should be able to accept campaign contributions either since they are nothing more than gifts. Look at McCain, Obama, Biden, Palen, Clinton, and all the rest that ran for president and vice president. The state or federal government pays them a salary and they spend the whole year campaigning instead of doing a job.

    As a government employee I would love to campaign for myself at government expense, instead I would be fired.

    October 27, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Simply_kris, NE

    GOP You are done !!

    October 27, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Vincent, Conroe,TX

    I hope he dies in prison. He is a prime example of why the country, the economy, the environment, our own government and our standing in the world are so diminished. He doesnt make enough money being in the senate so he has to get freebies, and in exchange for what? He wasnt on trial for any of his voting record or things he might have been a part of outside the representation of the people of his state.
    We will never know just how corrupt this turd was or what postions of the government he might have influenced. I do know that 30 years ago we had the same problems with oil companies and foreign oil and not one thing has changed since then. He was there the whole time. He would have gotten the guillotine if he lived during the French revolution. Dying in prison is way more than he deserves.

    October 27, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. Obama '08

    More Alaskans who actually spread the wealth around.

    October 27, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. Mark

    I guess that means McCain and Palin have been "paling around with a felon."

    October 27, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  15. Lexie

    He's been an Alaskan Senator since 1968?!!?. Can you imagine all the $$$ and other kick-backs this guy has gotten? He needs to have everything seized!
    Just another typical Republican. I'll NEVER vote for another one again!

    October 27, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  16. ZANE

    This old bzzard has been a crook since 1968.

    October 27, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  17. Daryl

    Let him wear striped pajamas for the rest of his days....

    October 27, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. Greg McGowan

    I can see Russia from my Cell

    October 27, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Latina-Indepedent-4-OBAMA

    @ "Women Disgust Me"........... WOMEN have not rejected women in NATIONAL OFFICE!

    Palin IS NOT Hillary Clinton NOR Geraldine Ferraro! Palin is a ULTRA-conservative woman, who has LITTLE in common with the VAST majority of American Women! Only last week, after first admitting she is a feminist, she said NO she is not!

    All one has to do is LISTEN to her rhetoric to know that Palin IS NOT a woman ..........MOST of US, can relate to!

    SHOULD WE VOTE FOR A WOMAN BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN?

    OR SHOULD WE DO WHAT THE FAR-RIGHT IS ACCUSING AFRICAN-AMERICANS OF DOING?

    WE, WOMEN, DID NOT THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT PALIN REPRESENTS US! MCCAIN WAS WRONG, ONCE AGAIN.

    October 27, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Jennie

    Hopefully this old crrok will be replaced with a DEMOCRAT!

    October 27, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. Orlando Boy

    Corrupt Alaskian politicians? Say it ain't so!

    October 27, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Jim

    Hmmm, I wonder who he palled around with?

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander, after all.

    October 27, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. Nina

    Can you say "Housegate"?????????

    October 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  24. Matt

    I'll bet if we looked into his clothing account, the ROC bought him his suit too. What a bunch of crooks!

    October 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. vp

    We definitely need a term limit for political offices.

    October 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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