My home is being searched by the IRS and FBI!

waggy

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aint he the guy that wanted millions for the bridge?


they keep having snipits of this guy on the news. seem she was having contractors work on his property with goverment funds.
 

PokerGuy

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.... and yet, we continue to elect tools into the house and senate every year. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice.......

 

Jeffwo

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"All I can say is that agents from the FBI and IRS are currently conducting a search at that residence," said Dave Heller, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Anchorage office. The search began earlier this afternoon, he said. It's the only such search warrant currently being served, he said.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a number of federal agents could be seen outside the house, along with a half-dozen government SUVs. Others were inside. It couldn't immediately be determined what, if anything, was being taken from the house. Agents at the house wouldn't answer questions.

Heller, the FBI spokesman in Anchorage, directed other questions to the U.S. Justice Department's Public Integrity Section in Washington. A spokesman there had no comment.

In Washington, FBI spokesman Richard Kolko confirmed to the Associated Press that FBI and IRS agents "are conducting a court authorized search warrant in Girdwood, Alaska."

Federal investigators and a grand jury looking into public corruption in Alaska have been asking questions about a 2000 remodeling project that more than doubled the size of Stevens' home -- particularly the involvment of the oil field services firm Veco. Three contractors who worked on the project told the Daily News that their records had been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, and others connected with the work and with Stevens had been interviewed.

One of the contractors who worked on the job said he was hired by Veco CEO Bill Allen for the job, and while his bills were paid by Stevens and his wife, Catherine, invoices were reviewed first by Veco.

Allen and a Veco vice president pleaded guilty in May to bribery, extortion and other charges connected with paying off state legislators.

Two weeks ago, Stevens told reporters that money for the remodeling came out of his own pocket.

"As a practical matter, I will tell you. We paid every bill that was given to us," Stevens told reporters. "Every bill that was sent to us has been paid, personally, with our own money, and that's all there is to it. It's our own money."

Beyond that, Stevens has issued a written statement repeatedly in recent months saying he would have no comment on the ongoing corruption probe.

A total of four former state lawmakers have been charged with bribery, along with a prison-industry lobbyist. One, former Anchorage Rep. Tom Anderson was convicted earlier this summer of bribery and other crimes for taking money from the lobbyist for a private prison company.

Last August, federal agents served more than 20 search warrants across the state, including at the offices of six state legislators, including Ted Stevens' son, Ben Stevens, who at the time was the president of the state Senate.

Ted Stevens, 83, is the longest-serving Republican senator.
 

imported_Lothar

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*Pulls out lawn chair* and waits for Whoozerdaddy

Wait a minute...He lives in Hawaii now and not Alaska.
Series of tubes.
 

mugs

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Originally posted by: PokerGuy
.... and yet, we continue to elect tools into the house and senate every year. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice.......

Wait, I know this.

Fool me twice ... ... ... <chimp stare> ... ... fool me, can't get fooled again <goofy grin>