Yet another corrupt republican

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, has been indicted on seven counts of falsely reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

    Stevens, 84, has been dogged by a federal investigation into whether he pushed for fishing legislation that also benefited his son, an Alaska lobbyist.

    From May 1999 to August 2007, prosecutors said Stevens concealed "his continuing receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of things of value from a private corporation." The indictment released Tuesday said the items included: home improvements to his vacation home in Alaska, including a new first floor, garage, wraparound deck, plumbing, electrical wiring; as well as car exchanges, a Viking gas grill, furniture and tools.

    Justice Department officials were holding a news conference later Tuesday to discuss the charges.

    Messages left Tuesday at both Stevens' Senate office in Washington and his campaign office in Anchorage were not immediately returned.

    Prosecutors said Stevens "took multiple steps to continue" receiving things from oil services company VECO Corp., and its founder, Bill Allen. At the time, the indictment says, Allen and other VECO employees were soliciting Stevens for "multiple official actions .... knowing that Stevens could and did use his official position and his office on behalf of VECO during that same time period."

    VECO's requests included funding and other aid for the oil services company's projects and partnerships in Pakistan and Russia. It also included federal grants from several agencies—as well as help in building a national gas pipeline in Alaska's North Slope Region, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.
  2. Arnie


    He's almost as bad a Sen Byrd (you know, the one that used to be in the KKK):D
  3. Lucrum


    Hopefully, once found guilty of course, he'll be taken out and SHOT!. Preferably with ALL of the other senators.
  4. Z10 is indicative of the failings of America. Had this been a Democrat he never would have mentioned the story nor would he have participated in a thread.

    To busy with his scientology and space ships I suppose.

  5. Here's a good one from Teddy... anyone recall his brilliant speech from the Senate floor during the Net Neutrality debate? For those who don't, listen to this man's understanding (lack thereof) about a Series of Tubes called the Internets. So scary that this man actually chaired the committee that regulates the Internet.

    We would do so well if all members of Congress were forced to retire at a certain age... maybe say 65 at the most. This guy has been in Washington since 1968!
  6. Lucrum


    Well said, jump all over anything that even remotely(real or perceived) supports your agenda or preconceived notions and ignore and or dispute EVERY thing else.
  7. Two words: term limits.
  8. Yes, I agree that is the answer, however I have been waiting for term limits my entire adult voting life. I would be happy at this point with a forced retirement age to get these crazy geezers out of power just as a good start.
  9. Lucrum


    Absolutely GD right!
    #10     Jul 29, 2008