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Stevens Goes On Offensive In Fight Of His Life

Scrappy Sen. Ted Stevens took the stand for the second day and attacked his main accuser. At 84, he’s still got plenty of fight in him.

Sen. Ted Stevens Trial

By Erika Bolstand and Richard Mauer
Anchorage Daily News
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Stevens, taking the stand for a second day in his corruption trial, today accused the chief witness against him of lying to jurors about conversations the two former friends had about money.
Bill Allen, former chief of the Veco Corp. oil-field services company, testified earlier in Stevens’ corruption trial that he never gave Stevens invoices for work done on the senator’s home in Alaska even though Stevens asked for them. Allen, who pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska state lawmakers, testified in exchange for leniency in his own sentencing.
Stevens disputed Allen’s account of a 2006 conversation in Arizona, where they were both vacationing on their annual “boot camps” — get-togethers where they would drink wine and walk in the desert to shed weight. Allen testified that he and Stevens talked about the need for the senator to receive invoices for the Veco work on the house. But Stevens denied the conversation.
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