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Sen. Stevens found guilty on corruption charges

Alaska lawmaker was accused of lying about $250,000 in gifts

"Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor.

Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced Jan. 26, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he is likely to receive MUCH LESS IN PRISON TIME, IF ANY."

HOW? WHY? Are these C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-S immune from the same punishment you, or I would receive if we had been found guilty of the same despicable crimes he was found guilty of. </i>"LIKELY TO RECIEIVE MUCH LESS TIME IN PRISON, IF ANY." WHY?

When it comes to EQUAL JUSTICE, I believe it only applies to the HAVES, and NOT the HAVES NOT. How sad!
Sen. Stevens found guilty


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Oct. 27th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
That is so typical of what happens in our society.

I worked in the Federal Court for 25 years and it still drives me nuts at times.

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Oct. 27th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
dogs and cats
Those laws should be changed, and fast, because it is so obvious to us regular folks, that the scales of justice lean dramatically towards the HAVES! Just not fair at all!

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Oct. 27th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
There's nothing equal about justice...
Oct. 27th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
death penalty
No there isn't. This is why I'm TOTALLY against the death penalty.
Oct. 27th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)

When it comes to EQUAL JUSTICE, I believe it only applies to the HAVES, and NOT the HAVES NOT. How sad!

Pretty much.
Oct. 27th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! Pretty much!
Oct. 27th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Makes you wonder why they even bother with the trial. I mean no sentence but a bundle of money spent on a trial seems a waste to me.
Oct. 27th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I never thought about the cost, and you're right! Why even bother having a trial that must have cost tax payers in the hundreds of thousands, when all these corrupt public servants only receive a TINY slap on the wrist?

Let me see now, five years in prison on each count, and he was found guilty on SEVEN counts. Now, if you and I had been found guilty, we'd be sentenced FOR SURE to THIRTY FIVE YEARS IN PRISON DOING HARD TIME!!!

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Oct. 27th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't worry. If I'm willing to marry you having never seen your face what could possibly make me change my mind?
Oct. 27th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! That's one less Repub in the Senate!
Oct. 27th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch
And that's the truth!

A "40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch." Can you imagine how much he stole during those 40 years, and was never caught?!

You know what I've noticed about all these CRIMINALS who have been found guilty? They have NO shame!

Oct. 28th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
The federal sentencing guidelines read exactly the same for each and every person convicted. Based on the number of counts you are convicted of and the amount of money that is involved, the guidelines specify a range for the judge to use in sentencing. Likely that anyone with 7 counts and only $250K would serve very little time. In fact sometimes it is better if they get less than 13 months, because then they have to do all the time in the lock-up facility. More than that and they go to the fed farm which isn't anything like doing state time (at least not in Texas).

The guy I helped convict last week was found guilty on 22 counts with damages of $80 Million. His maximum sentence is around 160 years. More than likely the judge will give him around 20 - 25 years. At 57, he might get out in time to die.

Federal judges are accustomed to dealing with big numbers, 250K won't garner much time. However, I wish they would put Ted Stevens under the jail. Preferably right next to the rest of the Senate.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
What I can't understand is why such an old man like Steven's would still want so much money. I mean, the man already has a foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peeling!

Anyone found guilty of corruption, should face serious prison time, especially those in government, because it really kills our trust in them.

Corruption was found here in my city. Bad corruption, and will someday make a post about it.
Oct. 28th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
McCain has said Stevens should resign, finally something i can agree with McCain on.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
What's incredible is, that Stevens wants to run again! I've noticed that all those who have been found guilty of something or another, have no shame at all!
Oct. 30th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
It seems a lot politicians have no shame or moral compass.
I don't know what that says about our society, i do know if i did something like that i would have resigned and try to set things right.
Oct. 28th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
He should go to jail, but I'm not sure what sentencing an 84 year old man to 35 years in prison is going to accomplish.

And what's with the h-y-p-h-e-n-a-t-i-n-g everything?
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Serving that kind of time will serve as having him come out someday in a pine box.

I don't know Sweety Pie! I'm into w-r-i-t-i-n-g just about everything these days! :o)
Oct. 28th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
If he does not step down like both McCain and Palin has suggested lets hope the people of Alaska still has the good sense they had when they elected Sarah as Govonor to elect someone else instead of Stevens, but they probably woun't, Look at Massachusettes, they keep electing two useless boobs, Kennedy and Kerry as do so many other states who put Marxists and Socialists in office...

God Help Us...
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Marxists and Socialists? Come on daddy!

I seriously need your opinion on tomorrow's post.
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
YES he is a Marxist he states that in his book, have you read it???? I DID he even states that he chooses his friends carefully, those who believe in the same thing he does, revolutionary's and marxists. and the like. Its in his own words READ it!. and youi notice he has not denied that he is a socialist...

ALL his promises are socialist.

and you know I will ALWAYS give you my honest opinuion, wether they are "popular" or not.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Learn the law and you can do the same.

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they are free."
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Why bother learning the law when I have so many bright kids like you! I'm serious!

I've asked some to give me opinions as to what happened to me today. I'd really like yours, too. Tomorrow I'll make a post about it.
Oct. 30th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
When corrupt lawyers write the lays, they don't apply to the rich like they do the poor. Plus Bush may pardon him in a few months any how when Shrub leaves office.
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