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Former executive gets 3-year term

October 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The former oil services company executive at the center of a federal investigation of corruption in Alaska politics was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $750,000.

Bill Allen, 72, testified on behalf of the government in three cases, including the trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens, whose conviction was dismissed this year when the Justice Department admitted it failed to turn over favorable evidence to the defense.

U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick in Anchorage said Allen's fine would have been higher if sentencing guidelines had allowed it.

Allen's lieutenant, Rick Smith, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $10,000. The men pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy and conspiracy to impede the Internal Revenue Service.

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