- NAME: Ted Stevens
- OCCUPATION: U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: November 18, 1923
- DEATH DATE: August 09, 2010
- EDUCATION: Oregon State University, University of California, Los Angeles, Harvard Law Schoo
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Indianapolis, Indiana
- PLACE OF DEATH: Aleknagik, Alaska
- Full Name: Theodore Fulton Stevens
- AKA: Ted Stevens
- Nickname: "Uncle Ted"
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Ted Stevens was a U.S. senator from Alaska, and the longest-serving Republican senator in American history (1968-2009).
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On July 29, 2008, Stevens was indicted on seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial forms, according to a 28-page federal grand jury indictment. He had been under investigation to determine whether he had arranged a government contract for an Alaska-based energy company that helped renovate his vacation house in Alaska a few months later. The FBI and IRS raided his home in July 2007 to search for evidence. Prosecutors said Stevens received more than $250,
000 in gifts and services from VECO Corp. and its executives and that he concealed "his continuing receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of things of value from a private corporation" from May 1999 to August 2007. The indictment, however, did not allege bribery, which "requires proof of a specific quid pro quo." Stevens, who was allowed to turn himself in to avoid arrest, has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.
Stevens died on August 10, 2010, at age 86, in a fatal plane crash in a remote Alaskan village. The cause of the accident is unknown.
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