Rep. Don Young (R-AK) said yesterday that the Justice Department has dropped its years-long corruption investigation.
The DOJ has been investigating Young since 2007. The probe has reportedly focused on “pig roast” fundraisers organized by former oil executive Bill Allen. Allen told prosecutors last year that he gave gifts to Young, including a $1,000 set of golf clubs, as well as up to $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions.
The oil contracts awarded to Allen were also the focus of the investigation into Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK).
Young has also been tied to corrupt lobbyist extraordinaire Jack Abramoff.