WiredPRNews.com –Republican senator Ted Stevens was found guilty of corruption on Monday as reported by the Associated Press. The 84 year-old congressman was found guilty on seven felony charges that he took gifts from a contractor and could face five years imprisonment for each count. However, as guidelines stipulate the senator may not have to serve any jail time. There is currently no date set for his sentencing.
Stevens has had the longest tenure of any Republican currently serving in the senate. The Alaskan candidate for a renewed term currently plans on finishing out the race against Democratic opponent Mark Begich who is speculated to have a solid chance to take Steven’s seat in the Senate.
Steven’s friend and founder of VECO oil service company, Bill Allen, testified against the senator, providing the crucial testimony that he provided free services in building Steven’s two-story home. The Republican strongly denied not paying for services he was provided, but to no avail.
The Democratic Party in Alaska has called for Steven’s resignation.