Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
Even though federal prosecutors waved them off the case, the state Law department now says it may seek to make a case against Bill Allen on sex charges. The former owner of VECO is already in prison for bribing state legislators. Prosecutors gave him favorable terms in exchange for his testimony, but then were taken off the case because of information about Allen they witheld from defense teams for lawmakers tried for corruption. In the case of former Senator Ted Stevens, the Obama administration decided the problem was so bad they asked a judge to reverse his conviction.
Earlier this week, the heads of the Alaska Native Justice Center and Standing Together Against Rape both called on Attorney General Dan Sullivan to pursue sex charges against Allen when the latest young girl went public with accounts of how Allen paid her for sex for years.
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