Key Witness in ex-Sen. Ted Stevens Case Gets 3 Years in Prison


By Allan Lengel

The government’s key witness in the Sen. Ted Steven’s trial is heading off to prison.

U.S. District Judge John Sedwick sentenced Bill Allen, 72,  to three years in prison and a $750,000 fine, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

In May 2007, he pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy and tax violations. He cooperated in a number of public corruption probes including the one involving the now ex-Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens was convicted but the judge tossed out the case because of government misconduct. To read more, click here.

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