Juneau, Alaska - (Ass Mess): Former Alaskan state legislator and Corrupt Bastards Club elder Bruce Weyhrauch has blamed satirical website The Spoof! for his arrest and indictment on charges of conspiracy to commit extortion, extortion, bribery and fraud which could see him and two other Club members jailed for up to 55 years and fined $1 million.
In a statement via his lawyer Weyhrauch said he had always felt that "there is room for bribery and extortion at any level of government federal, state or local.
"Until some darned spoof site poked fun at me for slippin' off mah boat the other week when I was weighed down by that bulletproof vest chums at VECO had given me for a birthday present last year..."
Weyhrauch was arrested on Friday along with Rep Victor Kohring of Walrus and former state Rep Pete Kott of Eagle River in a pipeline scam that the Feds began investigating over six months ago connected to big oil corruption clean-up artists VECO Corporation.
Kohring has been charged with extortion, attempted extortion, bribery and conspiracy. Kott was charged along with Weyhrauch with conspiracy to commit extortion, extortion, bribery and fraud.
Prosecutors allege the three Corrupt Bastards Club members dreamed up a scam involving a new petroleum profits tax structure and a new natural gas pipeline contract first discussed as part of a Rovian dream to keep the Alaskan state legislators sweet prior to the erection of the state's first woman Governor Sarah Palin.
Palin has replaced former governor Frank 'Murky Frank' Murkowski who today is keeping his fingers crossed that his own lawyers are smarter than the Feds investigating the Bastards Club membership.
Expect more developments later this week.