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FBI eyes golf tournaments in Young probe

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is investigating whether an Alaska oil contractor used golf tournaments to funnel cash to Rep. Don Young, people close to the corruption investigation said. Sound off on the...
FBI spied on Ted Stevens as part of sting

WASHINGTON - The FBI, working with an Alaska oil contractor, secretly taped telephone calls with Sen. Ted Stevens as part of a public corruption sting, according to people close to the...
Some politicians wash their hands of VECO money

...Hill politicians happily accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from employees of the Alaska oil contractor. Sound off on the important issues at But now that two Alaska lawmakers are under FBI scrutiny as part of a growing...
FBI investigating Ted Stevens' fishing bills

...Stevens' Girdwood home in July, with agents seeking evidence of the senator's relationship with a corrupt Alaska oil contractor. But authorities have also quietly amassed evidence about fishing. After serving subpoenas throughout the industry...
Despite FBI probe, colleagues support Stevens

...campaign funds controlled by his fellow GOP lawmakers. This despite an FBI raid on his house and court testimony that an oil contractor paid employees to renovate the senator's home. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch led the way, donating $10,000 from his...
Kohring plans to probe pressure to plead guilty

...hearing for Kohring. Browne said he learned only last week in a related trial that Dyson helped prosecutors persuade oil contractor Bill Allen to cooperate in an overarching corruption investigation. He wants to know what motivated the Eagle River...
Contractor says he paid workers for Stevens' fundraisers, house work

...the FBI is already investigating whether Stevens received illegal gifts from VECO Corp., the once powerful Alaska oil contractor. Williams said he was in charge of "special projects" for VECO founder Bill Allen, and the renovation of Stevens...
Gov. Palin calls on Sen. Begich to resign seat

...Senate financial disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations from an oil contractor. Even with the convictions, Stevens lost to Begich by less than 4,000 votes. Palin said Alaskans deserve a new...
Ex-lawmaker says prosecutors pressured him to plead guilty

...2006. Details about the cooperation emerged in a related trial and showed that Dyson helped prosecutors persuade oil contractor Bill Allen to cooperate in the overarching investigation. Allen, the founder of the politically powerful oil services...
Scathing report rips Stevens' prosecutors

...lying on Senate disclosure documents about home renovations and other perks he received from his friend, a wealthy oil contractor named Bill Allen. Allen became the key witness against Stevens, testifying that he and his employees lavished the...


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