Monday, October 26, 2009

Bill Allen Seeks Leniency Because He Didn't Try to Pay Off Every Legislator


On page 19 of the 56-page text of Bill Allen's sentencing memorandum is a statement that encapsulates just how far Alaska has come in these public corruption scandals:

"Mr. Allen did not give money to all legislators whom he approached regarding certain positions on legislative matters."

And there's a footnote: Allen's lawyers say that they have asked federal prosecutors to provide defense counsel information "[i]n an attempt to determine the exact number of legislators to whom Mr. Allen did not make illegal payments...."

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