Sen. Stevens: Indictment “Saddens Me”

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The Alaska Republican issues a statement denying wrongdoing following his indictment on seven criminal counts related to allegedly accepting $250,000 in unreported gifts.

“It saddens me to learn that these charges have been brought against me. I have never knowingly submitted a false disclosure form required by law as a U.S. senator.” Full statement here.

Also says he has “temporarily relinquished” his leadership positions in the Senate.

The charges against the 84-year-old relate to improvement work performed on his Alaska home.

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