Monday, October 27, 2008

Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens Is Found Guilty

Ted is goin' down the Toobz!

From the NYT,

WASHINGTON — Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate’s history and a figure of enormous influence in his state, was found guilty on Monday of violating ethics laws for failing to report gifts and services that he was given by friends.

The maximum sentence on each of the felony charges is five years in prison, but federal sentencing guidelines could call for much less than that. Mr. Stevens will turn 85 on Nov. 18. Judge Emmet Sullivan did not set a date for sentencing, but said it would be after February.

Now he also faces a tough reelection bid and a possible expulsion from Congress.


1 comment:

  1. I sure hope the prosecutors haven't fucked this one up!