WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was found guilty Monday of all seven felony charges related to gifts and renovation work done on his home.
Stevens, 84, the longest-serving Senate Republican in history, was convicted of failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts from friends, including Bill Allen, the former head of Veco Corp., The Hill reported.
Stevens, who was expressionless and held his stomach as the verdict was read, left the courtroom in the U.S. District Court in Washington without taking questions.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan deferred sentencing until after Feb. 23, the Hill reported, noting Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count.
Stevens and his lawyers had argued Allen gave Stevens gifts he didn't want and was unaware of, and that he believed the $160,000 he gave to another contractor covered the costs for all of the renovations on his home in Alaska.
Stevens, who resigned his leadership positions in the Senate when he was indicted in July, is up for re-election Nov. 4 against Democratic opponent Mark Begich, the mayor of Anchorage.