Alaska Senator Scrutinized in Corruption Probe

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Sen. Ted Stevens

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), center, leaves the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol, July 10, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The longest-serving Republican senator, Stevens has been caught up in a Justice Department corruption probe. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Powerful, often-abrasive Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), 83, is enmeshed in a federal corruption probe that has implicated his son Ben. The Justice Department is investigating ties between a fishing co-op that paid Ben Stevens $500,000 and a federal bailout passed by the senator.

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