Sen. Stevens A Little Tight With The Wallet?

The thing about wiretaps is that they often bring to light some of the most interesting tidbits. In this instance, two friends spoke about Sen. Ted Steven’s cheapness.

Sen. Stevens/official webpage
Sen. Stevens/official webpage
By Richard Mauel and Erika Bolstad
Anchorage Daily News
WASHINGTON — Defense lawyers and prosecutors in Sen. Ted Stevens’ criminal disclosure case wrangled over the admissibility of a wiretapped conversation Thursday where two of Stevens’ friends spoke of his aversion to opening his own wallet.
“Ted gets hysterical when he has to spend his own money,” Alaska restaurateur Robert Persons told Bill Allen, the former chairman of oil field services company Veco Corp., in a conversation overheard by the FBI and quoted in court by a prosecutor.
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