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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:43 AM
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Veteran Alaskan senator (Ted Stevens) charged with hiding gifts
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Edited on Tue Jul-29-08 03:17 PM by Elad
Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens was charged on Tuesday with concealing more than $250,000 of gifts, including renovation of his house, from an Alaska oil services company, the Justice Department said.

The Alaska politician, who has served 40 years in the senate, was charged in a federal grand jury indictment with seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms from 2001 to 2006, the department said.

The six-term senator is accused of receiving substantial improvements to property he owns in Alaska, new vehicles in exchange for older ones worth far less, and household goods, the Justice Department said in a statement.

The charges follow a wide-ranging investigation coordinated by the Justice Department's Office of Public Integrity which has lasted several years.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSWBT0094...



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