Before endorsing Obama, Powell testified for Ted Stevens

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ reputation for integrity and truth is “sterling.”  The four-star general testified today as a character witness in Stevens’ federal trial.  Alaska’s senior Senator faces seven felony counts of lying on his financial disclosure forms. (audio included)

Today, Stevens was found guilty on 7 counts

WASHINGTON – Ted Stevens a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday – foung guilty of accepting a bonanza of home renovations and fancy trimmings from an oil executive and then lying about it.