Stevens Questioned Over Gifts
Alaskan Republican Sen. Ted Stevens faced questions over whether his acceptance of over $250,000 in gifts violated Senate ethics rules, CNN reported.
Stevens received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations over a seven year period, which he did not disclose in accordance to Senate rules.
The longest-serving senator is facing seven felony counts in the alleged concealment of the gifts. Both Steve and his wife told prosecutors they paid contractors $160,000, which they thought covered the costs of the massive renovations to their Alaskan home, The New York Times reported.