Senator’s home searched
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FBI agents working on a corruption investigation raided the home of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens this week, hauling off undisclosed items and taking extensive pictures and video. Stevens, who has served in the Senate since 1968, has been linked to Veco, an Alaskan oilfield-services company whose top executives pleaded guilty in May to bribing Alaska lawmakers. Recent press reports have alleged that Veco paid for extensive renovations to Stevens one-story residence, which included raising the structure on stilts and building a new ground floor beneath it. Stevens, 83, declined to comment. I continue to believe this investigation should proceed to its conclusion without any appearance I have attempted to influence its outcome, he said.