Alaska oil-tax bribery scandal widens, may include members of Congress
For the last year or so, ugly truths about Alaskan politics have been oozing into the limelight as state and federal officials unravel a scandal involving cash bribes, an oil tax, bowling scores, and sleeping pills. Yes, you heard us right: an oil tax! The founder of an oil-field services company pled guilty this spring to bribery and conspiracy; he’s drug several state politicians with him, and The Washington Post reports that both Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) may have connections to him as well. Corruption in politics? Say it ain’t so.