In the end, failing to properly fill out a form ended the career of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), one of the most powerful senators in U.S. history -- famous, or maybe infamous, for wide-ranging scandals involving money, family and power.
Many in Alaska see the situation as a small, petty end to the career of a man marred with far more serious scandals, which encompassed his family, friends, money and power. The largest, most flagrant scandals include funneling money to Alaska seafood companies through his son on the same companies' payrolls; making hundreds of thousands of dollars in suspect land deals, and breaking federal lobbying laws to help shepherd Alaska into statehood in the 1950s.
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