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Ted Stevens facing charges

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by cranberry, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Sen. Stevens of Alaska faces criminal charges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Ted Stevens from Alaska, the longest serving U.S. Republican senator ever, was indicted on seven counts related to his holding of public office, a federal law enforcement official said on Tuesday.

    The U.S. Justice Department has scheduled a news conference for 1:20 p.m. to make an announcement "regarding a significant criminal matter." The official said the news conference would announce the criminal charges against Stevens that have been returned by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.

    Perhaps it's connected to this...

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    From CBS:

    Stevens faces seven counts of false statements involving VECO, the oil services company in Alaska, and the renovations done on his home.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    From AP:

    From May 1999 to August 2007, prosecutors said Stevens concealed "his continuing receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of things of value from a private corporation." The indictment released Tuesday said the items included: home improvements to his vacation him in Alaska, including a new first floor, garage, wraparound deck, plumbing, electrical wiring; as well as car exchanges, a Viking gas grill, furniture and tools.
  5. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp

    Another one bites the dust.
  6. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Will he wear a Hulk tie to the trial?
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Some lawmakers are remembered for powerful, historically significant oratory such as the Gettysburg Address, waving the bloody shirt and "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

    Stevens' signature moment of oratory will always be, "It's a series of tubes."
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Yeah but he's got a sweet Viking grill...

  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    A series of tubes....

    the best EVAR
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine the idiocy of our country in that this senator, a full-blown fucking idiot, who knows nothing of the internet except that it is a series of tubes, is (was) the chairman of Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation?

    Holy fuck, complete doddering idiots (literally) running our country.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he's not gay, though. What the heck more do you want?
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Awesome, Ace.
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