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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soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Spainy

    Luckily, Ted Stevens won't go to jail. He'll just be borrowing a cell, but it won't be his cell.

    October 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. Rick CT

    Remember what happened the last timethe Dems got 60 under a Dem President. We all enjoyed the double-digit inflation and 12-16% mortgage rates that resulted.

    That might just be a picnic compared to the spending plans of a Pelosi/Reid co-Presidency.

    Ted you should have backed down a lot sooner.

    October 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. Ramen Dude

    But, but, .... Ted Stevens can not be possibly indicted! I mean, what will his Sith apprentice do? Sarah has a lot to learn from this Senator Palpatine, including the wicked usd of "I can see Russia from my home"-force.

    October 27, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. COLORADO

    The Repubs are worried that too many Dems will take control of the Senate and House in the Election. Well, if the Repubs in Congress would have some kind of ethics reform and keep American taxpayer concerns a top priority, they wouldn't need to worry about losing their grip in Washington.

    October 27, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. Country first

    Please God protect Barack Obama because I know only you can do so.

    October 27, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. Craig in Palm Springs

    Good! And good riddance!

    October 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. witch

    Next will be Sarah Palin

    October 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. dittohead with forty names

    Ted Stevens in an Orange jumpsuit sounds good,the first of many Republicans to meet justice.Please dont go after my sacred hero,Rush Limbaugh.He doesnt want the "Fairness Doctrine" installed, it might require him to tell the TRUTH.

    October 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. katie

    He probably "thumped" on the Bible too! Hopefully, he's out of the Senate!

    October 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. former republican

    its the the end of good fellows where republicans instead of the mob all fall apart.

    October 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  11. PAUL

    What a mess the Republican party has become.

    October 27, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Nothing suprise me about Alaskans

    That is right ! they are all crooks. Including the V.P on McCain ticket. She said she buyes at thirt stores??? Please she full of lies. Maybe she should try to convince us that she is a good mother???

    October 27, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. Tiff of lithia springs

    HELL HE WAS IN OFFICE WAY BEFORE I WAS BORN AND I' M NEARLY 40. I THINK A 20 YEAR LIMIT FOR THE SENATE IS MORE THAN REASONABLE.

    October 27, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Griff

    I'm a Christian Graduate.... A none Player... You'r Dead Lady...
    This is the 21st Century.... your still in the BC's...

    October 27, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  15. Rhett

    Rich will never be rich enough for most of our Republicans.

    October 27, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Ken in Dallas

    PORK,,,,,,,,,,,,,BARREL,,,,,,,,,,,,...

    Joe, can you be just a little bit less silly? Why are you fixated on less than 1% of the budget? Do you really expect to erase the deficit with that, or are you just after a really nice house for yourself?

    October 27, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  17. MD

    We just might make the 60 Dems threshold after all....

    October 27, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Phil in KC

    Could this mean a Democrat from Alaska in the Senate??

    October 27, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. Lyndia

    If this guy is re-elected , then we'll know for sure just what to expect to come out of Alaska next!
    GO OBAMA!!

    October 27, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. blaising

    The report states: "I find that Governor Sarah Palin Abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

    Oops...wrong Alaskan political crook!!

    Don't drop the soap Stevens!!

    October 27, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  21. David S.

    So Democratic Representative Jefferson gets caught with $90,000 in his freezer and nothing happens to him but Stevens, a Republican, gets convicted in court for basically the same thing. whay is there a double standard? Maybe because the congress is run by Democrats? Stevens deserves what he gets but so should Jefferson and the rest of the crooks in Washington without regard to party.

    October 27, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  22. I said Thanks, but No Thanks to another 4 years of g.o.p. corruption, arrogance and incompetence

    Stevens: That the Corruption and Arrogance. The McCain campaign is the Incompetence.

    Wonder who Sarah is endorsing in the Alaska senate race.

    October 27, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  23. Obamafied Cheesehead

    I think the DEMs have a clear majority in the Senate even before Nov 4th and before Joe Lieberman is kicked out of the DEM caucus.

    October 27, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  24. Sally in Oregon

    How truly sad.

    Please fellow Democrats: For the good of our nation – Let us remain dignified. – For the good of what we're hoping to accomplish in a little more than a week – let us be noble.

    In the words of our next President: We're not Blue States and Red States – We're the United States! Yes We Can!!

    Obama / Biden 08 / 12!!!!

    October 27, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  25. Joyce

    Yes!!!! can we get an investigation on her "House"?

    October 27, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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