Allen testimony may spell trouble for Ben Stevens

Former VECO Chairman Bill Allen returned to the stand this morning in the Pete Kott corruption trial in Anchorage. And he provided some damaging testimony against the defendant, as well as against former Mat-Su representative Vic Kohring and former State Senate President Ben Stevens.

When asked who he had bribed, Allen named all three of the former legislators.  While Kohring has also been indicted, Stevens has not. While Stevens is widely known to be implicated, this is the first time his name has appeared in public legal proceedings.

Allen also testified that his original plea deal would have resulted in a 20-year sentence. But now he believes his lawyer has been able to get his sentence down to 11 years.

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