It's getting juicy up in Alaska, as former Veco CEO Bill Allen testified again today. From the AP
Under cross-examination by defense attorney James Wendt, representing former state Rep. Pete Kott, Allen acknowledged that the more than $400,000 he admitted spending in the bribery charge was for other legislators - and including for work done at the Girdwood, Alaska, home of Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate.
"I gave Ted some old furniture," Allen said. "I don't think there was a lot of material, There was some labor."
The workers were VECO employees, probably one to four at a time, Allen said. He said the work on the home lasted for "probably a couple of months." Later, he said it might have been as much as six months.
Maybe Stevens wasn't getting all of his bills
, after all?Update:
Bill Allen testified that Veco actually paid for some of the work. Rich Mauer at the Anchorage Daily News
reports live from the courtroom:
Wendt: âThere wasnât a lot of material â¦ but you paid some labor bills that went into Sen. Stevensâ house?âUpdate:
Allen said it the labor was from Veco employees.
To clarify, according to Bill Allen's plea deal, he admitted to giving more than $400,000 worth of "illegal
benefits" to politicians and their families.