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Monday, October 27, 2008

Breaking: Stevens Found Guilty of Felony Corruption

Embattled Alaska Senator Ted "The Internet is a Series of Tubes!" Stevens was found guilty today on seven felony counts of corruption.

Enjoy federal prison, convicted felon Stevens!

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch...

Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday at noon.

Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced Jan. 26, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he is likely to receive much less prison time, if any.

3 comments:

Jamo said...

Good! Another Senate seat hopefully! But this begs a question. Right now, Stevens is only down 1 in the polls. If he were to win but not be able to serve out his term, would a defeated VP candidate and sitting Governor Sarah Palin then appoint a replacement?

Here is the latest polling data for that race:

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Senate/Graphs/alaska.html

Jamo said...

BTW, prison isn't somewhere you go to rest. It isn't a resort, it's a series of bars!

Monitor said...

Sad that there's not a law that permanently prohibits anyone convicted of a felony for acts committed during one's public service from ever again holding public office