Sen. Stevens’ Buddy Delivers Damaging Testimony

Ted Stevens’ good buddy Bill Allen on Tuesday delivered the most damaging testimony to date in the Senator’s public corruption trial. Will the testimony be enough to do him in?

By Matt Apuzzo and Tom Hays
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A longtime friend of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens crossed the powerful lawmaker Tuesday and testified that he gave the Republican senator thousands of dollars in gifts.
The fiercely loyal Stevens gave no indication he even saw former fishing and drinking buddy Bill Allen enter the courtroom, and the two men barely looked at each other as Allen testified about the expensive gifts he gave Stevens during their 26-year friendship.

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