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July 30, 2008

Senator Ted Stevens Indicted

As noted at the White-Collar Crime Prof Blog here and covered by numerous major media outlets, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is in hot water.  According to the indictment and the DOJ press release Senator Stevens is facing seven felony counts of making false statements.  The charges relate to false statements that Stevens is alleged to have made on his mandatory financial disclosure forms filed for calendar years 1999 through 2006.  During the press conference, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich refused to discuss Stevens' sentencing exposure, even to the point of not answering a reporter's question about the total statutory maximum sentence Stevens faced.  Another questioner asked whether Stevens' age would be a factor at sentencing.  Of course, under the guidelines, age is considered “not ordinarily relevant,” but after Booker some judges may take it into account, especially when combined with health issues (which the guidelines also consider “not ordinarily relevant”).

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why is it...7 felony counts...and stevens waltzes out the door???? u or me...would be swept away so quick our heads would spin...NO wonder he thinks hes ABOVE the Law

Posted by: Geo Jon | Dec 27, 2008 11:15:19 AM

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