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ALASKA SENATOR STEVENS, LONGEST SERVING REPUBLICAN SENATOR, INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION

 
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ALASKA SENATOR STEVENS, LONGEST SERVING REPUBLICAN SENATOR, INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION
Sen. Stevens Indicted On 7 Corruption Counts
Longest-Serving GOP Senator Is Accused of Making False Statements About Money From Alaska Oil Firm

By Carrie Johnson and Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, July 30, 2008; Page A01

Alaska's Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, was indicted yesterday on seven charges of making false statements about more than $250,000 that corporate executives doled out to overhaul his Anchorage area house.


A federal grand jury in the District accused Stevens of concealing on financial disclosure statements lucrative gifts from the now-defunct oil company Veco and its top executives, including a Viking gas grill, a tool cabinet and a wraparound deck. At one point, Veco employees and contractors jacked up the senator's mountainside house on stilts and added a new first floor, with two bedrooms and a bathroom, the indictment says.

The senator, who once oversaw more than $900 billion in federal spending each year as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said he has "temporarily relinquished" his senior posts on several committees, in accordance with Senate rules, while he focuses on the legal battle ahead.

Stevens, 84, the first sitting U.S. senator to face criminal charges in 15 years, adamantly denied the allegations in a statement yesterday afternoon.

"I have never knowingly submitted a false disclosure form required by law as a U.S. senator," said Stevens, whose more than five decades of public service date to the missions he flew for the Army Air Corps during World War II. "The impact of these charges on my family disturbs me greatly. I am innocent of these charges and intend to prove that."

He is the highest-profile lawmaker to be indicted in an Alaska political corruption investigation that began in 2004 and has resulted in seven convictions. Before the federal probe started, emboldened legislators in Juneau had worn baseball caps with the initials "CBC," which stood for "Corrupt Bastards Club."

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Re: ALASKA SENATOR STEVENS, LONGEST SERVING REPUBLICAN SENATOR, INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION
bYE bYE!!!
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REPUBLICAN NEOCONS are CORRUPT !!!
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Re: ALASKA SENATOR STEVENS, LONGEST SERVING REPUBLICAN SENATOR, INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION
So long Stevens!!! So long Stevens!
So long Stevens, Alaska's going Democratic!
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