It’s always good to see justice catch up with a corrupt politician – regardless of their party affiliation:
In a 28-page indictment from a federal grand jury, Stevens was charged with seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial forms.
Federal investigators had been looking into improvements made to his home in Alaska.
Stevens has been the subject of a wide-ranging federal investigation focusing on Alaska state lawmakers and an energy company in the state. FBI agents searched his Alaska home in July 2007.
You may remember that his home was raided just about a year ago:
Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is under scrutiny from the Justice Department for his ties to an Alaska energy services company, Veco, whose chief executive pleaded guilty in early May to a bribery scheme involving state lawmakers.
Contractors have told a federal grand jury that in 2000, Veco executives oversaw a lavish remodeling of Stevens’s house in Girdwood, an exclusive ski resort area 40 miles from Anchorage, according to statements by the contractors.
The indictment concerns seven “false statements” related to the remodeling of his home:
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.
No comment, yet, from the Senator or his staff:
The Department of Justice has announced a 1:20 p.m. ET press conference to discuss the details. Stevens’ Washington office is shut down right now and no one is answering phone calls, and a spokesman in Alaska declined to answer questions.
I think rendition to Egypt sounds like fair treatment for the senator.