Does Sarah Palin Have a Ted Stevens Problem? Federal Indictments May be Imminent

July 4, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Sarah Palin’s bizarre, incoherent and hastily scheduled Friday press conference, where she announced her intention to resign as Governor of Alaska after serving just 30 months of her term, left everyone, both Republicans and Democrats, shaking their heads.

Now, it appears Palin may have been giving up her office just a few steps ahead of federal investigators who are planning to serve up criminal indictments against both Sarah and her husband, “First Dude” Todd Palin.

Palin’s short and tenuous term of governor has been marked by scores of investigations into her alleged ethics violations. Now, the so called, “iceberg scandal,” brewing since 2002 during Palin’s tenure as Wasilla’s mayor, which involves a shady, possible criminally corrupt, connection between the builder of the Wasilla Sport Complex and Palin’s lakefront home, has come home to roost.

According to Alaskan reporter Shannyn Moore, as reported on Brad’s Blog and the Huffington Post the federal investigation centers on claims that Palin steered the contract for the Wasilla Sports Complex to Spenard Building Supplies in exchange for the construction and building materials of her home, and the scandal is about to break wide open.

Spenard also worked on the Ted Stevens Home that resulted in the VECO scandal and criminal indictments and a trial against Stevens.

Knowledge of impending criminal indictments may have prompted Palin’s “resigning as part of damage control.” “The governor would not be able to continue her job when it comes out,” said Moore.

The iceberg scandal allegations were all detailed during the election in 2008 in a lengthy piece by the Village Voice, but the federal investigation was still in its infancy and the allegations faded from public attention, until now.

According to the Village Voice, the contractor for the controversial $12.5 million Sports Complex, Spenard Building Supplies has close ties to the Palins. Spenard is a huge sponsor of Todd Palin’s snow-machine team, responsible for tens of thousands in income for the Palins. Spenard also hired Sarah Palin to be a pitch woman for a television commercial in 2004

The building supply company is also a financial political contributor of Sarah Palin’s

The iceberg scandal is one of simple greed, corruption and influence peddling. The scandal involves the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex at the same time Palin’s home was built. According to Antoine Bricks of Spenard’s Wasilla’s office, the builder supplied materials for Palin’s home.

The builder even filed a notice “of its right to assert a lien” on the deed for the Palin property, which is standard when beginning a building project for labor and materials, as it apparently did for Palin. The arrangement between Spenard and the Palins was anything but standard, however.

Todd Palin was quoted as telling Fox News that he built the expensive 3,450-square-foot, lakefront home himself with the help of some “buddies.” These “buddies” were apparently named Spenard and were allegedly quite generous with their time and materials.

Interestingly, Sarah Palin during her tenure as Mayor, decided that Wasilla would not require the filing of building permits, an action she took right before the building of her home, with the alleged help of Spenard contractors and materials. Without the filing of building permits, Palin effectively kept the identities of the people involved in the building of her home out of the public eye.

The scandal also suggests embezzlement. Spenard billed Wasilla for materials supposedly used to construct the Sports Complex, but allegedly diverted some of those materials to construct the Palin home. Both Palin’s home and the Sports Complex are said to feature the “same windows, same wood, same products.”

The Sports Complex was a hugely expensive project for the small town of Wasilla, costing the town an additional $1.3 million in legal fees due to legal land title issues, overlooked by Palin as Mayor, which plunged the town into debt that it’s still attempting to recover from.

Now it appears Sarah Palin allegedly may have diverted supplies and labor from the Sports Complex construction to build a lakefront chateau for herself on the Town of Wasilla’s dime.

Sarah Palin may not have resigned as Governor for the good of Alaska, but more so for the good of Sarah Palin.

(Update: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that there is no FBI investigation of Sarah Palin. “There is absolutely no truth to those rumors that we’re investigating her or getting ready to indict her,” Special Agent Eric Gonzalez said in a phone interview Saturday. “It’s just not true.” He added that there was “no wiggle room” in his comments for any kind of inquiry.

Sarah Palin also posted this statement on her Facebook page:

“How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country. And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make.”)


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  5. Mike Licht on July 4th, 2009 7:53 pm

    Yup. It’s The House That Todd Built.


    SBS also sponsors Todd’s snow machine racing team.

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  8. whatever on July 21st, 2009 12:21 pm

    Whatever! What a spin! OMG. Spenard Builder Supply is the only supply house large enough to carry material for that job in Wasilla in fact I’m quite sure that was the only supply house in Wasilla during 2002. Now there are also Lowes, Homedepot, and a company owned by STOCK. None of which are capable of providing the materials Spenard Builder Supply now owned by ProBuild can. You must have bumped your head! A lot! How can you possibly be accusing someone of steering a job to the ONLY place in town. Where else could they turn?

  9. Share Quotes : on October 26th, 2010 4:12 am

    building supplies these days are very much expensive, i think i would buy building supplies next year.;”

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