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July 31, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Federal agents searched the home of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Monday, focusing on records related to his relationship with an oil field services contractor jailed in a public corruption investigation, a law enforcement official said. Stevens, 83, has been under federal investigation for a 2000 renovation project more than doubling the size of his home in Girdwood, Alaska, that was overseen by Bill Allen, a contractor who has pleaded guilty to bribing state legislators.
October 27, 2008 | The Associated Press
A federal judge Sunday dismissed one of the jurors in Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial because the court lost contact with the woman after her father's death. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan plans to seat an alternate juror today and order the jury to start its deliberations from the beginning, a setback for Stevens' attempt to get a verdict before Alaskans vote on his reelection bid Nov. 4.
August 1, 2008 | Vimal Patel, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) pleaded not guilty Thursday to seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms by failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from one of his state's most powerful employers. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan set a tentative trial date for Sept. 24. Stevens, 84, is running for reelection and requested an expedited trial so the matter would be over before election day.
July 15, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Ted Stevens picked a bad time to go tubular. The Alaska Republican is being hammered by bloggers for describing the Internet as a "series of tubes" in a rambling speech last month in which he defended a telecommunications bill that could influence how information flows online. As chairman of the Commerce Committee, Stevens is one of Washington's leading players on technology policy.
December 17, 2003 | Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper, Times Staff Writers
William H. Bittner is an Anchorage lawyer who doubles as a Washington lobbyist. His client list reads like a Who's Who of Alaska's most important economic interests. At various times, Bittner has represented the fishing industry, Alaska Native corporations, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. and the state's largest telecommunications company, according to lobbyist reports and his law firm biography. Bittner is also the brother-in-law of Republican Sen.
June 15, 2005 | Chuck Neubauer, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) made $822,000 last year from the sale of a controversial real estate investment with an Anchorage developer who had obtained a huge federal contract with his help, records show. In 1997, Stevens invested $50,000 with developer Jonathan B. Rubini. Last year, at Stevens' request, Rubini and his partner bought back the senator's interests in their deals for $872,000, according to Senate financial disclosure forms made public Tuesday.
September 26, 2008 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
The corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began Thursday with sharply divergent portraits of the long-serving Republican. In opening statements in the highly anticipated case, prosecutors accused Stevens of using his experience in the ways of Washington to "fly under the radar screen" and flout Senate rules requiring the disclosure of gifts and favors.
April 30, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - Sarah Palin's last elective position in Alaska ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term. But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback, urging supporters to contribute money toward recruiting Palin to run for the U.S. Senate in her home state, where, according to an email sent out this week, she has a “clear path” to defeat incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. “You and I both know that Sarah Palin is a fighter who will stand up to Harry Reid and his pals in the Senate to protect our Constitution in issues like amnesty, gun control and our nation's crushing debt,” said the email from Todd Cefaratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund.
October 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was dealt an almost certainly fatal blow today as opposition spread to include a majority of the Senate. President Reagan said he would "support him all the way" but left room for Bork to withdraw. "He has a decision to make," Reagan said of Bork. "I have made mine. I will support him all the way." With the nomination headed for certain defeat on the Senate floor, Bork went to the Justice Department to confer with Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III.
October 8, 2008 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, when Sen. Ted Stevens had some plumbing work done on his house in Alaska, he got a little help from his friends. They paid the bill and then tried to make it disappear. "We don't need this thing floating around," Robert Persons, a restaurant owner in Alaska and longtime Stevens acquaintance said in a phone conversation recorded by the FBI in February 2006. "You tell that guy . . . if he has this bill in a file that he needs to get rid of it. OK?"
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