Alaska fisheries crimes by Stevens under investigation
October 30, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska - The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Ted Stevens and his son Ben are under criminal investigation for Alaska fisheries issues. AlaskaReport.com has been reporting on this for years - but now the nation finally has the story too.
Stevens and his son Ben, the former Alaska Senate president, are also under investigation for extortion, tax evasion, and bribery charges relating to Alaska's legislature.
The AP reports that authorities have quietly amassed evidence against the two about fisheries corruption.
After serving subpoenas throughout the industry last year, investigators recently returned to Seattle, home to many of the boats and processors that bring Alaska's seafood to market.
As of October 30th, 2007 the massive Alaska Republican corruption investigation has snagged two of the state's three members of Congress, one of their aides the ex-president of the state Senate, four state legislators, two VECO executives, and two lobbyists.
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