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Alaska deserves better from its elected leaders

...state's personnel board ultimately found no wrongdoing. And the infamous political corruption probe involving VECO and Bill Allen that resulted in charges for seven Alaskan politicians including extortion, bribery, money laundering, felony conspiracy...
Justice Department sending wrong message

...the indictment and prosecution of Bill Allen for alleged sex crimes involving...for our current economic crisis. Bill Allen's early release from prison next...Department to sweep these charges against Bill Allen under the rug? If we do then all...
Reader glad to see political activism

...companies. To me this is true Democracy in action and not the corporate plutocracy that finagled it's way through the Bill Allen corruption of the legislative process in 2007, followed by the unconstitutional redistricting of Alaskan Voters that...
Why aren't VECO execs Allen, Smith in prison?

It's time for Bill Allen and Rick Smith to go to jail. Allen and Smith, former executives for oil field contractor VECO, pleaded guilty on bribery...
Stomach diplomacy: the way to a legislator's heart?

...legislation passed in the wake of the federal bribery and extortion charges involving former state legislators. Remember Bill Allen? Like it or not, lobbyists feeding and watering our elected representatives is a long-standing practice, and certainly...
Let representatives do their job of looking out for Alaskans We've robbed Sen. Murkowski of a home on the Kenai. Stevens and Young are being harassed by association with Bill Allen and jealousy from their ineffective peers in Congress. I would rather have representatives who are smart enough to make...
Indictments cloud Legislature

...atop those who head Alaska?s most powerful oilfield services company. On Monday, VECO?s Chief Executive Officer Bill Allen and Vice President for Community and Government Affairs Richard Smith appeared in U.S. District Court to plead guilty to...
Chamber report card: Alaskans deserve better

...2004 the Chamber graded legislators on issues pushed by Bill Allen. The former VECO boss has since been convicted for "report card" they rated legislators on the "Bill Allen Bill" -- which would have let more lobbyists donate...
Kivalina unlikely center for odd Alaska news year

...surrounding a 2006 oil tax vote in the state Legislature. The government's star witness, former VECO Corp. president, Bill Allen, completed his own prison sentence, convicted of bribing the lawmakers. Loeffler said there have been 10 convictions...
Ted Stevens obituary

...four-bedroom house south of Anchorage as part of the probe into his relationship with VECO. Former company chief Bill Allen, who pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska state legislators, testified that he oversaw extensive renovations at Stevens...


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