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. Tony

    PALIN'S PAL!

    THIS CROOK WILL NEVER DO ONE DAY, BUSH WILL SEE TO THAT!

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Desmond Sequeira

    That New Mexico newspaper is probably working for the McSAME/FAILIN campaign – trying to make the OBAMA/Biden ticket look presumptious or their voters complacent. Such treachery!!!!

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. Turner in Washington State

    Bye Bye Ted.
    Get out the dust pan, It's time to clean house.

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

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political group organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

    Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors

    Sarah Palin pals around with corrupt felons

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Jimbomedia

    When it comes to John McCain, the apple don't fall too far from the BUSH!

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Tiff of lithia springs

    60 SENATORS HERE WE GO.

    THIS IS NOT A GOOD YEAR FOR THE GOP! I HOPE THEY DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING.

    AND WHY IS THE WHITEHOUSE SHOOTING AT THE ALQAEDA AT THIS LATE DATE. THEY HAVE KNOWN THAT THOSE FOLKS HAVE BEEN IN SYRIA FOR MONTHS.

    SHAME ON YOU GEORGE BUSH, CHENEY AND KARL ROVE! YOU FEAR MONGERING THUGS. IF I COULD GO OUT AND VOTE FOR OBAMA AGAIN I WOULD.

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. Great

    Sarah Palin got her house built for free, why isn't she guilty of the same charge?

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. MissouriMom

    I guess Sarah Palin can now decide she's against him – something she apparently couldn't do earlier when asked... just in case it put her on the "wrong side".

    She's as bad as Stevens anyway – didn't SHE also get her house built by the company she gave that WASILLA SPORTS CENTER contract to?

    I'm just saying.... ethics isn't her strong suit. Apparently, that's a common theme in Alaskan politics.

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Dee

    @AlQeada in the U.S...how dumb must you be to realize that they do not have to come on U.S.soil in order to harm us..with McCain wanting to keep our troops in Iraq for 100 yrs, us spending billions a month on the war, they don't have to come here to attack us..they are wearing us out financially and our troops are spread too thin...they are tired and exhausted and are fighting on enemy turf..they probably prefer OLD MAN MCCAIN in office for that very reason...THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX please...

    @holding my breath..you were going to vote for McOld anyway...who cares? try again.....Obama said that many years ago and has sense grown intellectually...just on Sunday, McOld said he and Bush "shared many of the same ideas/thoughts"..you don't have a problem with that?

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Peter (CA)

    Hopefully the good folks of Alaska will see that the Republicans in their state are completely incompetent. Ted Stevens, Don Young, and then Sarah Palin.

    October 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Tony

    MY GOD!

    ALASKA IS FULL OF CROOKS AND DIMWITS!

    October 27, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Ken

    "holding my breath" - please keep doing so. We'll let you know when to exhale. If the sum of your voting analysis is based on a single interview in 2001, and you use it to fear-monger the ingnorant (include yourself here), perhaps you should indeed reconsider your party affiliation. PLEASE, go ahead and board, and go down with, the sinking GOP ship. You have found your intellectual home.

    October 27, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Mickie in PA

    I guess Palin and Stevens thought Alaskans would never find out. It's funny how Karma works. When you rise to your level of incompetence, it is bound to catch up with you. After all, Palin and her husband were in favor of cessation, maybe she thought she would be president of Alaska. I doubt that the moose would vote for her though.

    October 27, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. Perusing-Through

    One more U.S. Senate Republican bites the dust.

    October 27, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  15. John from White Plains, NY

    If I recall correctly, if a Senator is convicted of a felony, by operation of law, he loses his seat and the Governor of the state would select his successor. How interesting that Sarah Palin is the Governor and also the likely loser in the '08 election. Since she can "see Russia from her house" maybe she wants to be a real "Maverick" in the Senate and take Stevens' seat, if Alaskans were foolish enough to re-elect a convicted felon.

    I guess she'll start reading more papers and might need those clothes after all...unless of course, Alaska decides to do the right thing and elect a democrat....Wooohooooo

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

    The events of this year are making me have more confidence in our country's future.

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

    May this be one of many nails in the coffin for this election and the Republican'ts!

    October 27, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  18. Paul Thompson

    Can Obama fool America?

    Yes he Can!

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

    this is all a part of the "values" of the repugnant republican party.

    lie, cheat, and steal

    October 27, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. CM in AR

    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

    Another Repug bites the dust.

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

    HEY GOVERNOR PALIN.WHY DON'T YOU TAKE TED THE GUILTY WITH YOU ON YOUR CAMPAIGN TRAIL?

    DID I FORGET TO MENTION PETE THE OILMAN AND PALIN THE DRUNK DRIVER? GOTCHA!

    October 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. ANGIE

    Wonder What Palin has to say about this will she speak about it will she say he is not guilty like she tried to claim for herself? PALIN PALLLING AROUND WITH CRIMINALS?

    October 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. Duane Allen Omaha, NE

    Who knows... maybe there is a fair and just God. With this resounding conviction, along with the rest of the exorcisms of the corruption and/or perversion of the Republican Party in the past 36 months, we may see the day the American people can again regard Washington with trust and respect. But, I suppose, in the meantime one can certainly point to more Republicans needing the boot of justice and, in all fairness, look at any Democrats in need of a permanent furlough too. Politically speaking, will we live to see a new Heaven and a new Earth?

    October 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Joan

    Gotcha!

    October 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. Michelle D. - Atlanta, GA

    Alaska currently has the largest amount of earmarks per capita. Palin has the nerve to say she's gonna "clean up Washington"? She needs to look at her own house first. Stevens set the example and she decided to follow it. She's a real "maverick", huh?

    October 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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