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July 29th, 2008

A Series Of Indictments

Ted Stevens gets a series of indictments

From the Seattle Times:
Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator
“Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted today on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate and maintain his home.”


“Prosecutors said Stevens received more than $250,000 in gifts and services from VECO CORP, a powerful oil services contractor, and its executives. From May 1999 to August 2007, prosecutors said, the 84-year-old senator concealed “his continuing receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of things of value from a private corporation.”

Stevens has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.

In a prepared statement on his Web site today, Stevens wrote:

“I have proudly served this nation and Alaska for over 50 years. My public service began when I served in World War II. It saddens me to learn that these charges have been brought against me. I have never knowingly submitted a false disclosure form required by law as a U.S. Senator.”"

Erm, I highly doubt Stevens was the one who wrote that quote on his website. Especially after his “it’s a series of tubes” statements. (Whenever we have internet problems Mr. Radical and I comment that the tubes are down.)

In case you missed the laugh or cry because the leaders of our country are so stupid moment, click here for more details.

Posted by Vixen as News at 11:06 PM CDT

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