7 Infamous Arrested Politicians

Arrested Politicians
United States Marshals Service, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Ted Stevens (cont)

He was initially found guilty of all seven counts of making false statements and faced a maximum penalty of five years per charge. Politicians from both sides of the aisle, including both presidential candidates at the time, Barack Obama and John McCain, were quick to call for Stevens to stand down despite Stevens continually claiming his innocence. Stevens ended up losing his Senate race to Democrat Mark Begich, and on November 20, 2008, gave his last speech to the Senate.

The story didn’t end there though. Stevens was indeed prosecuted and convicted by a jury of all seven felonies against him on October 27, 2008. Fortunately, Stevens was exonerated just under a year later after a whistleblower revealed that prosecutors withheld critical evidence of the Senator’s innocence in violation of his constitutional rights. Tragically, on August 9, 2010, Stevens would be killed in a plane crash about 17 miles north of Dillingham, Alaska.

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  1. Civilized people are supposed to pave paths for better future of everyone , regardless different racial background. because unity and honest lifts and builds a nation to be strong. while building a nation or a home or a relationship on corrupt minds and corrupt behaviors is like living in rotten homes that will eventually destroy your hopes.

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