By Susan Crabtree - 10/23/09 03:25 PM EDT
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) is refusing to say whether he took bribes
from an oil executive at the center of the corruption probe that forced
former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to resign.
Young brushed away a reporter who asked him about the allegations Thursday as he entered the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage, according to a report by McClatchy Newspapers.
The document details Allen’s 13 years of criminal activity, which largely focused on giving illegal gifts to politicians and government officials, including Stevens and Young.
Earlier this year, a federal judge overturned the Stevens conviction after possible misconduct was discovered by the Justice Department attorneys who prosecuted the case.
A year ago, Stevens had been found guilty of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms. He lost his bid for reelection in November to Mark Begich, then the mayor of Anchorage.