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Senator Stevens guilty of all seven corruption counts
Legal Newsline ^ | 10/27/08

Posted on 10/27/2008 1:59:27 PM PDT by jasonmyos

Edited on 10/27/2008 2:04:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington(D.C.) jury on Monday found U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska guilty of all seven corruption counts he was charged with over gifts he accepted from an oil industry contractor but failed to report.

Jurors said Stevens, who is running for a seventh term, deliberately failed to disclose on mandatory Senate financial disclosure forms more than $250,000 in home renovations and other gifts from the oil company VECO and its chief executive officer, Bill Allen.

The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for five hours Monday before returning the guilty verdicts.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 110th; alaska; corruption; electionussenate; ethics; judiciary; palin; ruling; stevens; tedstevens
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1 posted on 10/27/2008 1:59:29 PM PDT by jasonmyos
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To: jasonmyos

OH well...goodbye to the old corrupt dude.
Alaska should be lucky to have Palin, because she exposed some of the good old boy corruption in that state.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 2:01:40 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: jasonmyos

Yet another reason for term limits. Good riddance.


3 posted on 10/27/2008 2:01:48 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: jasonmyos

You can’t say you didn’t see this coming.


4 posted on 10/27/2008 2:03:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: jasonmyos

One of the poster children for the lost GOP congressional majority. Good riddance. People like him have to go for the Republicans to have any chance at a comeback.


5 posted on 10/27/2008 2:04:02 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jasonmyos

It’s time to rename the Anchorage airport. This is a lesson that structures should only be named after deceased people.


6 posted on 10/27/2008 2:05:26 PM PDT by Titanites
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To: jasonmyos

Good riddance...but does that mean if people vote him back in Sarah can appoint his replacement?


7 posted on 10/27/2008 2:05:55 PM PDT by thingumbob ("Use your brain........vote McCain!" (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: jasonmyos

Why wasn’t his case declared a mistrial?

“The conviction came after a tumultuous week in the jury room. First there were complaints about an unruly juror, then another had to be replaced when she left Washington following the death of her father. Finally, jurors on Monday discovered a discrepancy in the indictment that had been overlooked by prosecutors. Jury deliberations in this historic trial have at times been as contentious as some of the proceedings.”

I’m not saying the guy is innocent, but if I were on trial and there were ‘discrepancies overlooked by the prosecution’, I would have had my lawyer move for a mistrial.


8 posted on 10/27/2008 2:06:58 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: snarkytart

She didn’t expose it, we already knew it was there- for decades.

It’s Alaska. Stevens will either retain his seat or he’ll be replaced by someone else who is crooked. That’s just how it is.

Ce La Vies.


9 posted on 10/27/2008 2:07:50 PM PDT by 1972BornFree
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To: jasonmyos

What will happen to the seat? Begeich is now a senator? *pucnhes wall*


10 posted on 10/27/2008 2:12:06 PM PDT by DiogenesLaertius
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To: 1972BornFree
Sad to say he needs to be reelected, then step down. Does the Dear Gov. get to appoint his successor?
11 posted on 10/27/2008 2:12:44 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: 1972BornFree

Please let’s face reality. There is zero chance Stevens will retain his seat. He’s beyond toast in 8 days.


12 posted on 10/27/2008 2:13:00 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: jasonmyos

What ever else he does, DO NOT DROP THE SOAP IN THE SHOWER.


13 posted on 10/27/2008 2:13:35 PM PDT by The_Republican (Conservatives are in trouble because they hate Scarlett Johanson.)
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To: jasonmyos

They hauled him off to jail in cuffs!


14 posted on 10/27/2008 2:15:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: jalisco555
One of the poster children who the lost the Nation to Socialists and has probably enabled the deaths of thousands of civilians in future terrorist attacks that will be successful as a result of the coming lack of real national defense.
15 posted on 10/27/2008 2:15:15 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: DAC21

Exactly sort of like the carnahan fiasco.


16 posted on 10/27/2008 2:15:47 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: jasonmyos

He’ll be able to buy lots of cigs in the pen with his pension.


17 posted on 10/27/2008 2:16:39 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 1972BornFree
Ce La Vies.

WTF! Is this a redneck expression?

18 posted on 10/27/2008 2:17:16 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Norman Bates

I think he has more of a chance than you think, I know more than a few who say they will vote for him anyway. He hasn’t been bad for Alaska, he’s just been a corrupt little turd. A lot of us would rather deal with the corrupt we know than the corrupt we don’t know.


19 posted on 10/27/2008 2:17:55 PM PDT by 1972BornFree
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To: jasonmyos

He left the courthouse by a back door and left in a white van, not in handcuffs. Not saying this was right as I think he should have been cuffed and made to spend the night in jail


20 posted on 10/27/2008 2:18:48 PM PDT by supermop
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To: DAC21

Who do you want her to appoint?


21 posted on 10/27/2008 2:19:21 PM PDT by 1972BornFree
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To: PackerBoy
Yet another reason for term limits. Good riddance.

You beat me to it.

Yup! I'd say.....about 6 terms in the House or 2 terms in the Senate....and then go back home and work for Burger King....or something. No retirement benefits either.

Twelve years max, (or sooner) ought to be enough time to really identify the crooks and turn "Em" out. We have effectively established an aristocracy in this country by allowing these morons to keep running for reelection....forever!

It may take a Constitutional Amendment though. Remember the idiot Republicans who had their chance in the House in 1994.....but thought "THEY" were too indispensable. We'll not ever again get a chance to do this by House or Senate vote.

22 posted on 10/27/2008 2:20:34 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: jasonmyos; All

I have no use for Stevens but I sure do have a question:

how is it that THIS particular trial was scheduled to conclude about 1 week before a national election, while all kinds of Demagogue scum constantly have investigations and/or prosecutions postponed b/c of course “we wouldn’t want to affect the elections in any way”??????

Why isn’t Wm. Jefferson on trial right now? Why aren’t all sorts of Democraps on trial right now? Seems just a bit one-sided in how the DOJ handles these things, eh?


23 posted on 10/27/2008 2:21:44 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: jasonmyos

Perhaps his buddy Colin Powell can visit him in prison.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/10/national/main4513344.shtml?source=RSSattr=Politics_4513344


24 posted on 10/27/2008 2:22:16 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Colin Powell pals around with convicted corrupt politicians.)
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To: The_Republican

I’m pretty sure he is going to a low security prison like the one Martha Stewart went to...


25 posted on 10/27/2008 2:22:21 PM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: jasonmyos

Republicans in Alaska are just like Democrats in New Orleans who nominate a man under indictment for Congress.


26 posted on 10/27/2008 2:23:05 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: DAC21

I think that Sarah can appoint a successor to fill his seat. I also think that the Alaska GOP could put up another candidate.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 2:23:41 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: jasonmyos; All

The newspaper declaring Obama the winner may end up correct with this.

It just depends upon how the McCain camp reacts.

It could turn into a nothing story like the Palin report. Or, it could dominate the news for the next week.

McCain has GOT to respond aggressively with an anti-corruption plan, a reinforcement of his economic plan, and also point out the redistribution of wealth comment OVER AND OVER again.


28 posted on 10/27/2008 2:24:06 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: jasonmyos

Good!!!

And how many years in the slammer?


29 posted on 10/27/2008 2:24:38 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: jasonmyos
Stevens is corrupt. But this verdict will be over-turned on appeal because of prosecutorial misconduct.
30 posted on 10/27/2008 2:25:14 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Norman Bates

Not IF a Laut type campaign begin with a real successor named.

But, it has to happen no later than tomorrow or it won’t work.


31 posted on 10/27/2008 2:25:47 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: TexasRedeye
Ce La Vies. WTF! Is this a redneck expression?

I think he meant "Ces't la Vie"....French for "Such is Life".

32 posted on 10/27/2008 2:26:13 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: PackerBoy

I agree. Term limits should be a given. It is really disgusting that people get to make a career out of it and then they have nothing left to do but turn corrupt.


33 posted on 10/27/2008 2:26:24 PM PDT by freeplancer (McCain Voters Catch the Lobsters-Obama Voters Eat Them)
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To: snarkytart

Unfortunately, he needs to be re-elected next week. After he resigns, Sarah can appoint his replacement.


34 posted on 10/27/2008 2:26:44 PM PDT by ab01
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To: jasonmyos
I have a rhetorical question which almost all Freepers will know the answer to, other than faux posters:

How is it that from the first hint of Stevens' impropriety, thru the Grand Jury, to the indicment, to the trial, to the verdict (at least)it appears that the entire process has been expidited in record time (yes in time for the Lame Stream Media and DemoRats to gloat and issue their "corrupt Republican" mantras") but after 2 years, the DOJ has yet to move on "Cold Cash" Jefferson?

35 posted on 10/27/2008 2:30:23 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Diego1618

I listened to a lot of 80s music in my youth, ha. I apparently didn’t read the album covers enough to have killed the spelling that bad.


36 posted on 10/27/2008 2:32:35 PM PDT by 1972BornFree
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To: jasonmyos

why didn’t the GOP in the Senate ease him out of his comiitte assginemtns and maybe even outof the cuaus earlier.they might of saved theseat as he would have no reason to run then. They just do not have it.


37 posted on 10/27/2008 2:32:41 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

stevens asked for an accellerated trial himself.

He wanted it over before the election.


38 posted on 10/27/2008 2:33:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Enchante

>>how is it that THIS particular trial was scheduled to conclude about 1 week before a national election, while all kinds of Demagogue scum constantly have investigations and/or prosecutions postponed b/c of course “we wouldn’t want to affect the elections in any way”??????>>

He was indicted in July. Normally, that could mean the trial could possibly push to after the election.

According to adn.com, Stevens asked for a speedy trial, specifically one that would be concluded before November 4th so it would be out of the way before the election.


39 posted on 10/27/2008 2:34:31 PM PDT by finn1
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To: ari-freedom
You can’t say you didn’t see this coming.

Once his "friends" turned on him and began spilling everything, it was over.

The thing that amazes me about Stevens, is he really thought nobody would notice any of this stuff. The arrogance is amazing.
40 posted on 10/27/2008 2:37:14 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: jasonmyos
Good riddance to another dirty corrupt politician. Be it rat or Republican. I'm sick of them all.
41 posted on 10/27/2008 2:37:21 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Want to be lied to? Turn on your TV.)
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To: 1972BornFree
I apparently didn’t read the album covers enough to have killed the spelling that bad.

Hey....the Frogs pronounce stuff stupidly anyway! It's not your fault. LOL

42 posted on 10/27/2008 2:38:28 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: finn1

ah, well he sure got his wish, didn’t he?

Did his counsel actually advise him that he was likely to get off?


43 posted on 10/27/2008 2:40:41 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: jasonmyos

What about William Jefferson Democrat La.


44 posted on 10/27/2008 2:42:36 PM PDT by buffyt (DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: rwfromkansas

The problem is it would have to be orchestrated by Gov. Palin and that means more scrutiny upon the scandal and her.


45 posted on 10/27/2008 2:43:53 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: jasonmyos

I was surprised they went after him for such a small thing, compared to the rest of the corrupt office holders in DC etc.


46 posted on 10/27/2008 2:44:06 PM PDT by buffyt (DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Enchante

I don’t know. I believe he thought he would.


47 posted on 10/27/2008 2:46:42 PM PDT by finn1
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To: finn1

Well, it’s out of the way now!


48 posted on 10/27/2008 2:47:26 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

LOL it sure is. Well I say good riddance to Senator Stevens its just a shame he did’nt step down earlier and let someone else run.


49 posted on 10/27/2008 2:50:02 PM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: jasonmyos

Fellow Alaskans, just to irritate the MSM, vote him in. I understand that he is corrupt, but no less than the majority of the rats in congress. He just got caught.

If elected he’ll have to resign and his seat will go to a Republican, but it would rub the MSM and Democrats to no end. I’m sure the hope is for Republicans to write-in somebody else, but why give the rats the satisfaction.

The objective of the rats is their filibuster proof senate, which would be a grave danger to this great county. Why even risk it?


50 posted on 10/27/2008 2:50:03 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Time to bring it home McCain!)
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