Senator Stevens’ Washington office announced today he’s setting up a legal defense fund. Stevens’ attorneys are in the process of seeking approval from the Senate Ethics Committee to start such a fund, which allows members to raise money to help pay legal fees. Once it’s established, they’ll have to file regular reports listing all contributors and expenses. Lobbyists, corporations and unions cannot contribute to legal defense funds and the money cannot be spent on anything other than Stevens’ personal legal fees. Alaska’s Congressman, Don Young, also has a legal fund, which he started in January.
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC