Bill Allen, former head of VECO, an oil field services company, admitted in federal court on Thursday to bribing Ben Stevens, son of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and two other Alaska state legislators (via TPMucracker).
Bill Allen, ex-CEO OF VECO, is one of two former company officials who have already pleaded guilty to corruption charges and are awaiting sentencing. He testified in the trial of two other VECO
Allen told the court that that "he recruited Stevens in 1995 for work on behalf of VECO, well before Stevens was appointed to the state Senate in 2002, and that Stevens maintained a consulting contract with the company through 2006," the AP reported. Ben Stevens is former president of the Alaska Senate.
Ted Stevens is under federal investigation for his dealings with VECO officials, including Allen, and the role the firm played in the remodeling of his home. Both Stevens have denied any wrongdoing.