Ted Stevens was convicted today of seven felony counts of not reporting gifts from Bill Allen / VECO.
Ted and his son, Ben, have been involved in Alsaka fisheries for quite dome time and many stories- accurate or not - have circulated around both of these men's involvement with tne commerical fisheries in Alaska.
What will be the fallout from these convictions? Rumor has been that they will go after Ben next -the Feds raided his house the same time as they raided his Dad's place and offices. Will Ben be next to go and will he take any body in the fisheries business with him?
There will be lots of other effects but please keep this focused on the the fallout and effects on our fisheries. Will there no be less federal money and support for the commercial fleet, less federal money for fishing and rural communities etc? Will additional corruption be uncovered or exposed etc. now that the door is open?
If a Democrat gets elected what will happen to our fisheries- anything?
We are living in interesting times to be sure!