Last Bridge To Nowhere - fbi confidential source account of Alaska's political corruption scandal
The FBI just wrapped up one of the biggest cases of political corruption in U.S. history. At issue was the high stakes game of developing an Alaska gas pipeline and toxic slick of corrupton that coated the process. Wired, the author embarks on an incredible journey into the undercover world of FBI surveillance and the corroding influence of special interest, money and power politics. More
As you read this summary, the FBI is wrapping up one of the biggest cases of political corruption in U. S. history. It began on Governor Sarah Palin’s watch, and evolved into a toxic high stakes game of taxing and developing a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Midwestern United States.
Last Bridge To Nowhere is written by the Confidential Source the FBI relied on to help uncover the intricate web of bribery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy that stretched from Alaska to Washington DC. The story begins when the author just couldn't say no to a discreet and persistent FBI request for help.
As CS-1 (Confidential Source One), the author teams with FBI Special Agent Mary Beth Kepner to expose a sobering and far-reaching network of political corruption. Wired for light and sound, CS-1 embarks on an incredible journey into the world of undercover surveillance and the corrupting influence of money, corporate power and politics.
As political stories go, this disturbingly humorous tale of corruption in the Last Frontier, where influence over billions of dollars is often traded for pathetic favors and chump change, is simply remarkable. And while the events invite serious reflection about our representative system of government, the actual conspiracies unfold more like a season of Desperate Housewives Go To Washington…political intrigue and provocative crime in a delicious wrap of irreverence.
At the center of the story is oil mogul Bill Allen, an industry CEO with access and influence over politicians large and small. A former Alaskan of the Year, close friend and business partner with then U.S. Senate Appropriations Chair Ted Stevens, and Coconut Road Congressman Don Young, political influence is Allen's strategic pathway to money, sex and power. But even in his aggressive, insatiable drive to deliver results for the major oil producers, Allen is disarmingly simple in manner and dress. A tall, lumbering, good 'ol boy, Allen can put his arm around you and talk about fish'n while pee'n on your Tony Lama's.
CS-1 and a preliminary cast of low hanging political fruit pave the path to surveillance of Suite 604 and Allen's Corrupt Bastards Club of colorful bought and paid for politicians. Allen's subsequent cooperation with the FBI and ongoing investigation uncover an unprecedented culture of political corruption. From big oil and fisheries to illegal use of congressional earmarks, Last Bridge To Nowhere records twenty indictments for felonious breach of public trust that stretch from Alaska to Washington DC…indictments and information that tipped the Washington DC balance of power.
The entire Last Bridge To Nowhere narrative is based on thousands of hours of interviews with "perps" and "persons of interest", conversations with agents and attorneys of the Department of Justice, confidential records, transcripts of secret recordings and first hand accounts. Incredibly, every person, every event, every dialogue is real, or best recollection…fiction just doesn't get this good.