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Feds Search Senator Ted Stevens’ Alaskan Home

In news, Politics on July 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Ted Stevens

Remember the whole “Bridge to Nowhere” ordeal and the pinhead behind it? That would be Republican Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska and in case you haven’t heard, he’s in the news again.

On Monday the F.B.I. and I.R.S. raided his home for evidence about his relationship with a businessman that overlooked the renovation of Stevens’ Alaska home. The agents took video and photos throughout the home and left with a large bag of unidentified items.

Today, the AP is reporting:

Barbara Flanders, who serves as a financial clerk for Stevens on the Commerce Committee, testified in the past several weeks and provided documents regarding the senator’s bills, according to an attorney in the case who spoke on condition of anonymity because grand jury matters are secret by law.

Investigators are scrutinizing Stevens’ relationship with oil field services contractor Bill Allen, who helped oversee a complicated renovation project that more than doubled the size of Stevens’ home in 2000. Allen’s company, VECO Inc., won tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts. Allen has pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska lawmakers.

Stevens won’t comment on Flanders or her role in his finances but he has said that he has done nothing wrong and that the renovations on his home came directly from his own money.

No charges have been brought forth…yet.

For the full story about the raid on Stevens’ home, read here.


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