Skip to comments.Senator Stevens guilty of all seven corruption counts
Posted on 10/27/2008 1:59:27 PM PDT by jasonmyosEdited 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.
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.
Yet another reason for term limits. Good riddance.
You can’t say you didn’t see this coming.
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.
It’s time to rename the Anchorage airport. This is a lesson that structures should only be named after deceased people.
Good riddance...but does that mean if people vote him back in Sarah can appoint his replacement?
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.
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.
What will happen to the seat? Begeich is now a senator? *pucnhes wall*
Please let’s face reality. There is zero chance Stevens will retain his seat. He’s beyond toast in 8 days.
What ever else he does, DO NOT DROP THE SOAP IN THE SHOWER.
They hauled him off to jail in cuffs!
Exactly sort of like the carnahan fiasco.
He’ll be able to buy lots of cigs in the pen with his pension.
WTF! Is this a redneck expression?
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.
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
Who do you want her to appoint?
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.
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?
Perhaps his buddy Colin Powell can visit him in prison.
I’m pretty sure he is going to a low security prison like the one Martha Stewart went to...
Republicans in Alaska are just like Democrats in New Orleans who nominate a man under indictment for Congress.
I think that Sarah can appoint a successor to fill his seat. I also think that the Alaska GOP could put up another candidate.
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.
And how many years in the slammer?
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.
I think he meant "Ces't la Vie"....French for "Such is Life".
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.
Unfortunately, he needs to be re-elected next week. After he resigns, Sarah can appoint his replacement.
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?
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.
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.
stevens asked for an accellerated trial himself.
He wanted it over before the election.
>>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 wouldnt 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.
Hey....the Frogs pronounce stuff stupidly anyway! It's not your fault. LOL
ah, well he sure got his wish, didn’t he?
Did his counsel actually advise him that he was likely to get off?
What about William Jefferson Democrat La.
The problem is it would have to be orchestrated by Gov. Palin and that means more scrutiny upon the scandal and her.
I was surprised they went after him for such a small thing, compared to the rest of the corrupt office holders in DC etc.
I don’t know. I believe he thought he would.
Well, it’s out of the way now!
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.
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?
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