Longest-serving Republican Sen.Ted St...

Longest-serving Republican Sen.Ted Stevens indicted

There are 3 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Longest-serving Republican Sen.Ted Stevens indicted. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he ...

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Dave Dunlap

Pensacola, FL

#1 Jul 29, 2008
The man has been sneering at the Justice Department for at least twenty years and nothing has ever been said about his corruption. It's way past time.

Hightstown, NJ

#3 Jul 30, 2008
Can any politician be trusted????????

Hightstown, NJ

#4 Jul 30, 2008
More that is not in the papers... this inn the Ancorage paper....
He is accused of being part of a scheme that began in 1999 and ended only last year to enrich himself with "things of value" from Veco Corp. and its chief executive, Bill Allen, then conceal the gifts by not reporting them on his financial disclosure forms. The charges are all felonies. The total value of home renovations, furnishings, maintenance, tools and a new SUV topped $250,000, according to the indictment.

What do prosecutors allege Stevens got out of the deal?

• A new 1999 Land Rover worth $44,000, for his youngest child.

• Renovations to his Girdwood home that doubled its size. A new first floor was added with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Also new: a garage, workshop, wraparound decks, wiring, plumbing, and a heat tape system on the roof. Stevens says he paid every invoice he was given.

• A new Viking gas grill, new and used furniture, and a storage cabinet stocked with tools.

• Repairs to the boiler and heating system.

What did Veco chief executive Bill Allen get out of the deal?

• A 1964 Ford Mustang valued at less than $20,000, plus $5,000, in exchange for the Land Rover.

• Stevens' help with various Veco funding requests, grants and projects including, according to the indictment, projects in Pakistan and Russia; grants to benefit Veco, its subsidiaries and business partners including grants from the National Science Foundation; and help on state and federal issues connected to construction of a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope

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