Sunday, May 6, 2007

Three Republicans Charged in Alaska

The Anchorage Daily News reports  that three Republican legislators (one present and two former) have been charged with federal bribery, extortion, and conspiracy charges. One of the indictments also alleges a violation of the honest services clause. The Indictments allege the sale of votes on an issue concerning oil taxes. See also Wall Street Jrl here.

Interestingly the federal prosecutors did not charge the three in a single indictment, but rather used two separate charging documents to proceed in these cases.  The indictments use Company A, CEO, and other identifying labels as opposed to naming the names of company officials.

Indictments can be found here and here

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