Bill Allen takes the stand in Ted Stevens trial

Bill Allen, former CEO of VECO Corp.The government’s star witness took the stand today in the trial of Senator Ted Stevens.  Bill Allen was once a respected businessman in Alaska, and ran Veco, one of the state’s largest private companies.  But he pleaded guilty last year to bribing state lawmakers, and prosecutors say he gave Ted Stevens gifts worth more than $250,000.  Stevens is accused of lying about the gifts on his Senate Financial Disclosure forms.

PHOTO: Bill Allen, former CEO of VECO (photo Libby Casey, APRN)

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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