November 15, 2008 |
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, a stalwart of Alaska politics who was convicted of felony charges last month, fell further behind his Democratic rival Friday, and most remaining ballots come from parts of the state that have favored the challenger. Mark Begich, the two-term mayor of Anchorage, increased his lead from 814 votes to 1,022 as state election workers counted 17,100 ballots. Begich had 47.4% of the vote to Stevens' 47.0%.
October 9, 2008 |
A federal judge Wednesday refused another defense request to declare a mistrial in the corruption case against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, instead deciding he would tell jurors to ignore disputed portions of the government's evidence. The ruling came after Stevens' attorneys accused prosecutors of improperly withholding information that was favorable to Stevens and by using business records they knew were faulty to try to sway the jury.
October 23, 2008 |
With Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' fate and possibly the outcome of his reelection race in the balance, jurors in his Washington corruption trial declared themselves stressed out after a few hours of deliberations Wednesday and went home early. Four hours after U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan declared, "The case is yours," the eight women and four men passed the judge a note. Things had become "kind of stressful," jurors said, and they asked to go home for some "clarity."
June 15, 2005 |
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) made $822,000 last year from the sale of a controversial real estate investment with an Anchorage developer who had obtained a huge federal contract with his help, records show. In 1997, Stevens invested $50,000 with developer Jonathan B. Rubini. Last year, at Stevens' request, Rubini and his partner bought back the senator's interests in their deals for $872,000, according to Senate financial disclosure forms made public Tuesday.
July 31, 2007 |
Federal agents searched the home of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Monday, focusing on records related to his relationship with an oil field services contractor jailed in a public corruption investigation, a law enforcement official said. Stevens, 83, has been under federal investigation for a 2000 renovation project more than doubling the size of his home in Girdwood, Alaska, that was overseen by Bill Allen, a contractor who has pleaded guilty to bribing state legislators.
October 27, 2008 |
A federal judge Sunday dismissed one of the jurors in Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial because the court lost contact with the woman after her father's death. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan plans to seat an alternate juror today and order the jury to start its deliberations from the beginning, a setback for Stevens' attempt to get a verdict before Alaskans vote on his reelection bid Nov. 4.
December 17, 2003 |
William H. Bittner is an Anchorage lawyer who doubles as a Washington lobbyist. His client list reads like a Who's Who of Alaska's most important economic interests. At various times, Bittner has represented the fishing industry, Alaska Native corporations, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. and the state's largest telecommunications company, according to lobbyist reports and his law firm biography. Bittner is also the brother-in-law of Republican Sen.
July 15, 2006 |
Sen. Ted Stevens picked a bad time to go tubular. The Alaska Republican is being hammered by bloggers for describing the Internet as a "series of tubes" in a rambling speech last month in which he defended a telecommunications bill that could influence how information flows online. As chairman of the Commerce Committee, Stevens is one of Washington's leading players on technology policy.
August 1, 2008 |
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) pleaded not guilty Thursday to seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms by failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from one of his state's most powerful employers. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan set a tentative trial date for Sept. 24. Stevens, 84, is running for reelection and requested an expedited trial so the matter would be over before election day.
September 26, 2008 |
The corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began Thursday with sharply divergent portraits of the long-serving Republican. In opening statements in the highly anticipated case, prosecutors accused Stevens of using his experience in the ways of Washington to "fly under the radar screen" and flout Senate rules requiring the disclosure of gifts and favors.