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.
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.
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.
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.
October 8, 1987 |
Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was dealt an almost certainly fatal blow today as opposition spread to include a majority of the Senate. President Reagan said he would "support him all the way" but left room for Bork to withdraw. "He has a decision to make," Reagan said of Bork. "I have made mine. I will support him all the way." With the nomination headed for certain defeat on the Senate floor, Bork went to the Justice Department to confer with Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III.
October 8, 2008 |
Two years ago, when Sen. Ted Stevens had some plumbing work done on his house in Alaska, he got a little help from his friends. They paid the bill and then tried to make it disappear. "We don't need this thing floating around," Robert Persons, a restaurant owner in Alaska and longtime Stevens acquaintance said in a phone conversation recorded by the FBI in February 2006. "You tell that guy . . . if he has this bill in a file that he needs to get rid of it. OK?"
January 25, 2005 |
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has sold his lucrative interests in Alaska real estate investments with businessmen who had received government contracts or other benefits with his help. Last week, Stevens disclosed that he had sold the controversial investments over the last year. Stevens and his investments have been the subject of a fact-finding inquiry by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics that he requested following a Los Angeles Times investigation in late 2003.