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Alaska senator guilty of corruption

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Stevens convicted, says he'll stay in Senate race

Alaska senator proclaims his innocence, promises appeal of verdict

WASHINGTON - A defiant Sen. Ted Stevens, convicted of corruption charges, said Monday he will fight the verdict "with every ounce of energy I have." He added he will not give up his bid for re-election."I am innocent," the Alaska Republican said in a statement that indicated he will appeal. "This verdict is the result of the unconscionable manner in which the Justice Department lawyers conducted this trial. I ask that Alaskans and my Senate colleagues stand with me as I pursue my rights. I remain a candidate for the United States Senate."

A jury on Monday found Stevens guilty of seven corruption charges, throwing into limbo the 40-year career of Alaska's political patriarch.

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These politicians need to be held accountable for their bullshit -_-; He's in big oil's back pocket


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