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Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and patriarch of Alaska politics, was convicted Monday of all seven felony charges for making false statements...
...Shortly before 4 p.m., the jury convicted the 84-year-old senator for making false statements by failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts from Bill Allen, the former head of Veco Corp., and other friends.
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by davion
One of Palin's friends and mentors. The longest currently serving Republican. And now a felon. Sounds about right.
[edit on 27-10-2008 by ColoradoJens]
"...Stevens dutifully fell on her sword -- or attempted to -- for her husband. "I was going to be in charge of the renovations," she explained to the jury. "Ted was too busy. . . . He is the classic workaholic." But her story held together poorly. She claimed not to know that the people doing the work on her house were from Veco -- but she had one of her husband's Senate staffers send Veco the kitchen cabinet knobs she had bought at Restoration Hardware. Why didn't the Stevenses receive bills for the work being done? "We had a problem with the mail after 9/11," Catherine explained."
Thanks for answering. I was just curious about it. I know that people make allegations here about how things work up there.
Sorry for the questions...but it's nice to ask someone who actually now's something about Alaska's politics.
He's also up for re-election and currently battling the Democratic candidate in Alaska for the office.