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. tulsa

    next?
    Governor Palin? Can you say "abuse of power"

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. SPENCER/VIRGINIA

    What's up with these crooked Alaskan politicians? First Palin, now Stevens. What's in the water up there?

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  3. Joseph Adewole

    Its not new; The Republicans are all like that; that is why John McCain has been criticizing Barack for saying that he (BO) will tax the CEO unjustly; these CEO 'see' the Republicans behind....Thank God, a real change has come to America.

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. GA Independent

    Watch Alaska re-elect this convicted criminal. It appears that the state doesn't have a high regard for ethics, following the law, etc. otherwise we wouldn't have Palin to "kick around"...

    Vote Obama!

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Henry Maxwell

    So how much Federal Jail Time does he get ?7 months?10 years like a drug addict seems fair to me.And put him in a supermax so he won't do it again.Well at least the D's will probably get another seat in the Senate unless Gov.Palin re-appoints him or a family member .

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. Women Disgust Me

    Women have now rejected 3 different women for National office. They are from different parties and have vastly different political views, So it has nothing to do with politics. The three are Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Why?

    Obviously women understand themselves and their emotions; and knowing exactly who and what they are, they are terrified to put someone like themselves in the White House. It's sad.

    Cindy Carlyle–New York

    October 27, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Latina-Indepedent-4-OBAMA

    Of course! And Palin will be found guilty of abusing power and ethics violations.

    There is justice after all!

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. ayeshah

    If Alaska votes Stevens back into office, then I understand how they could love their Gov. Palin.

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Danny from Phoenix

    Umm.. I thought Palin reformed Alaska? I thought she took on her own party and cleared out the corruption? Oh Gee.. she must have missed someone. Poor Sarah. She's looking more idiotic by the second, and I laugh at anyone posting here claiming she has a shot in 2012. It is an absurd thought.

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. McCrazy

    Another winner from Alaska!!!

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. Marie Ontario

    Even so he is not as bad as Sara Palin should maybe he can run against her for governor in the next election.

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. Obama/Biden 08!

    OMG!! A republican found guillty of lying?? Say it aint so!! Now if they can just get Rove and Palin sentenced there just may be hope for the repubs!

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  13. Sylvia B

    Everything is going against these crooked Republicans. The worse offender is G.W. Bush. He should go to jail for sending to war over 4,000 American soldiers and causing their death as well as 10,000 or more Iraquis because he had a vendetta against Sadamm Hussein because of Big Poppa Bush.

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

    good, now lets send him to jail

    October 27, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. geecee827

    That's one more Dem. seat in the Senate this year. Hope they get the 60 they are pushing for. I have to hand it to the Alaskans. The Anchorage newspaper endorses Obama and the jury finds Stevens guilty. These people do have some "smarts" even if Palin is their governor.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. JAS

    Shame, Shame, Shame!!!! "What ever happened to ethics?"

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. turning IN blue from Chicago

    haha this is comical the Republican Party is falling apart. Could this, coupled with a corrupt Gov. as the VP candidate, make Alaska a battleground. THAT WOULD BE INSANE!!!

    OBAMA BIDEN 08
    FOR THE CHANGE WE NEED

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Sety

    I really feel sad for him. I was just hoping that he will not be found guilty. May God see him and his family through this period. Don't get me wrong, I don't encourage corruption. I felt for him, his entire life career all wasted. I was also bother that he had to go through this in his age.

    Please, vote early.

    VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Steve

    It's about time.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Jerry

    Yay !! The next few days headlines to be dominated by stories of a corrupt Alaskan Republican. Times running out McCain.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. sh

    He should be put in jail and the key thrown away. What a thief if you or I did this thing we will be rotting in jail.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  22. Ryan

    Hey, at least this republican scandal didn't involve a boy!

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  23. alan in AK

    Wow. Right now, that's all I can say.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  24. Pam

    Good. Now Alaska should impeach their governor for ABUSE of power and it will be a good day all around.

    October 27, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  25. Michael

    Couldn't have happened to a nice guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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