Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More BAD News For Ted Stevens?

Federal Agents raided the Alaska home of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) yesterday.
Stevens, 83 and the longest serving Republican ever in the Senate (1968 – Present) and author of the Bill to fund the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” and of “internets” fame, is currently under federal investigation for his relationship with Bill Allen, an oil field services contractor who was convicted this year of bribing state lawmakers.

Allen oversaw a 2000 renovation project that more than doubled the size of Stevens' home in the ski resort community of Girdwood. Allen is the founder of VECO Corp., an Alaska-based oil field services and engineering company that has reaped tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts.

Contractors said they submitted bills to Allen, then received checks from Stevens. The senator has said he paid for all the improvements himself.

According to the AP about 15 agents took photos and video of various angles of the structure, climbing onto the roof at one point, and eventually entered. They later carried out a garbage bag full of unidentifiable materials and loaded it into an unmarked white van. The curtains were drawn during most of the search.

At least six other Alaskan public officials are also under investigation along with Ted Stevens and his son Ben, President of Alaska’s State Senate.


mal said...

The guy is the GOP equivalent of Robert Byrd in terms of pork and patronage.

I would rather see an honest Dem than a corrupt old fool Republican any day of the week.

Hope they bury the SOB.

JMK said...

I agree!

He's an embarassment alright. The problem is that like a lot of pols, he's in way too long and feels "entitled" to the people's money.

He's yet ANOTHER walking advertisement for term limits.

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