It's hard to believe it's been a month since Alaska State Senator John Cowdery (R) was indicted
on charges of bribery and corruption.
He proclaimed his innocence
at the time, and now, after getting his arraignment postponed, he's finally made his plea official
From the Anchorage Daily News
An Anchorage state senator with ties to disgraced oil field services company Veco Corp. pleaded not guilty to federal counts of bribery and conspiracy. John Cowdery, 78, was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court. His trial was set for Oct. 6.
He was arraigned on charges of conspiring to bribe a fellow state senator with $25,000 in Veco money.
If the name VECO
sounds familiar, it should. It's the same oil field services company behind the recent indictment
of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK).
VECO's a gravy train that a number of Alaskan politicians
rode straight to jail