NO!! I won’t!

(Update below)

Uncle Ted should’ve yielded time way back when…..

Almost a year has gone by since Senator Ted Stevens began denying any impropriety in the construction renovation of his home in Alaska.  Oh, puhleeze – someone as fucking cantankerous as him, who’s older than the icebergs and has been in Alaskan politics since the melting of the First Ice Age – no wrongdoing.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

Alaska became a state in 1959; I started first grade that fall – as a matter of reference.

The Dept of Justice has posted a press release:

United States Senator Theodore F. Stevens of Alaska was charged today in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia with seven counts of making false statements related to Stevens’ financial disclosure forms, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division announced.

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The indictment specifically charges Stevens with making false statements on his financial disclosure forms for calendar years 2001 to 2006. The indictment alleges that, during each of those years, Stevens knowingly failed to report his receipt of any thing of value from Allen, VECO or two other individuals, despite the fact that the forms required Stevens to report his receipt of such things of value.

There’s the 28-page indictment along with a transcript of the press conference the DoJ held.

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