Sen. Ted Stevens (R., Alaska) is being indicted on seven counts of improper statements to federal officials, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The 40-year veteran of the Senate had been under investigation for more than year relating to an oil services investment company and improper renovations of his home. The FBI raided his home last July.
Stevens, 84, has become infamous in recent years. He requested an earmark for the Knik Arm Bridge to be built at the expense of $220 million to taxpayers. He was forced to give up the earmark after Hurricane Katrina, despite threatening to resign.