by The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sen. Ted Stevens has filed the annual report on his personal finances with the Senate Ethics Committee.
He filed today, after receiving a two-month extension to fix what he called a few simple technical errors.
The delay was not unusual for members of Congress, but with his son under investigation by the FBI for corruption, Stevens says he wants to make sure his report is unassailable.
The mandatory reports, filed annually by members of Congress, detail income, assets and gifts from the previous year.
The 83-year-old senator says nothing in the mandatory disclosure report has anything to do with the investigation.
A copy of the report provided by Stevens' office to The Associated Press shows his assets are worth between $1 million and $2 million with about half in a blind trust.
Individual assets include oil well interests in Oklahoma and rental housing in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Local holdings include commercial property and a share in Sack's Restaurant, a downtown eatery.
The senator's disclosure report also included a retroactive list of gifts he received from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association.
The group works to protect salmon runs on the Kenai River and was founded by Stevens' friend and business partner Bob Penney.