Sen. Ted Stevens indicted on corruption charges
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has been indicted on seven charges of making false statements.

Stevens is accused of concealing more than $250,000 in goods and services from Veco, an oil company that does business in Alaska. The Veco scandal has already ensnared other politicians in Alaska.

Stevens is the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is one of the most powerful members of the Senate. He has used his position to help Alaska Native corporations and pressure Alaska tribes and villages.

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Ted Stevens indicted on corruption charges (The Anchorage Daily News 7/29)
Senator Indicted on 7 Counts of Making False Statements (The Washington Post 7/29)