Senator Convicted on Corruption Charges, Vows to Fight Verdict

Though a jury in Washington, D.C. has convicted Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens on federal corruption charges, casting doubt on the future of his 40-year political career, the senator maintains his innocence and blames the verdict on "prosecutorial misconduct." A federal grand jury indicted Stevens, 84, in July on seven counts of making false statements, for allegedly lying on U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms for the years 1999 to 2006. The jury of eight women and four men...Full Story
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