Updated: U.S. Senator Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Senator Ted Stevens is facing a seven-count federal indictment charging that he failed to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

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

Prosecutors allege that for a number of years, Stevens concealed what they call "his continuing receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of things of value from a private corporation," including improvements to his vacation home in Alaska.

Prosecutors say Stevens "took multiple steps" to continue receiving things from oil services company VECO Corporation, and its founder, Bill Allen.

At the time, the indictment alleges, Allen and other company employees were soliciting Stevens for "multiple official actions" knowing that Stevens could and did use his official position and his office on behalf the company.

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  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jul 30, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    Thank you for the comments. I guess everyone can agree on ridding ourselves of the greedy, special interest (including their own!), lobby pandering crooks.
  • by phillip Location: Mt. Olive on Jul 30, 2008 at 06:11 AM
    thats why we need REAL americans in office, instead of these trust fund kids. all of them are spoiled. who do you think pays for these guys first class plane tickets and limos? there in office to serve us, they should live like us. if they did I know things would change.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jul 30, 2008 at 02:24 AM
    He should dealt with just like anyone else suspected of a crime. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Both the Dems and Repubs are just as guilty of putting people in office that are not worthy of being elected. At 84 years old, he should think of other ways to enjoy life instead of remodeling his home with taxpayer dollars. I'm for no more earmarks and government subsidies (corporate welfare). Let Capitalism work as it is designed to do.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Jul 29, 2008 at 08:17 PM
    Bob at 04:30 first a correction for you. Robert Byrd is the biggest pork oinker in the senate. That being said, I have for years been tired of Steven's arrogant behavior in the Senate and for one am GLAD that he is being called to task. Now if they will go after the other senator from Alaska(Young) I will be ecstatic. You "liberal" people still seem unable to understand the REAL priorities of true Americans. It transcends party and race! The ideals of the real Americans cannot be separated from morality and a belief in Godly ethics. You strain at gnat and swallow a camel. Wake up and work to save this great country.
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez nope he flip flopped! on Jul 29, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    LOL@Bob, the republicans are trying to think of a way to spin this in their favor. You bet your favorite horse if this blog was about a democrat there would be to many post to count. Lets see how many take up for him, or repubs that will admit he was wrong but....LOL. OK lets count the number of post that won't have nothing to do with Stevens and will be directed toward me to get off the subject. They will do that also. Interesting, Interesting!
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jul 29, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    OK neo-cons, y'all are quick to the trigger when a dem. gets brought up on graft charges and or indictments. Where ya at here? Stevens is the boss hog of congressional pork, the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate. Care to comment? I fully realize that those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, there is plenty of corruption to go around on all sides. Throw out all the Benedict Arnold's that betray us.

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