Following are four clips taken during the opening statements made by the prosecuting and defense attorneys in the trial of former state Rep. Vic Korhing. You can also download and listen to the entire proceedings (right-click/save).
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Bill Allen testimony: Blackmailed by his nephew over Ted Stevens' house
Allen asserting, despite Federal Government claims, that he wasn't going to kill Dave Anderson
Bill Allen testimony: More on Dave Anderson's blackmailing
"I was pretty mad...but I wouldn't have killed him because his mother was my sister."
Bill Allen testimony: Ted Stevens' Girdwood house
The work Allen did on Stevens' house was not a "gift."
Bill Allen testimony: It was illegal, what I'd done
Allen gives his reason for cooperating with the FBI.
Prosecutor Bottini discusses the FBI's interview of Kohring
"He (Kohring) also acknowledged that he had gone to them (Allen and Smith) and asked for help on the $17,000 credit card debt"
Prosecutor Bottini discusses cash given to Kohring
"They (Allen and Smith) take him (Kohring) out to dinner in Juneau on Feb. 23...during that dinner Bill Allen gives Vic Kohring $1000 in cash"
Defense attorney Browne compares the money Kohring received to other legislaters
"So they're (Allen and Smith) bragging about the people they own, they owned Ben Stevens, they pay him $250,000 a year, they own Mr. Kott...he made $10,000...and they're giving Vic Kohring money for Easter eggs."
Defense attorney Browne says Allen didn't trust Kohring
"Bill Allen didn't trust Vic...and neither did the whole group of people you're going to hear about who did get corrupt donations of lots of money...the people who, who's asses were owned by Bill Allen did not want that bill (PPT) to go to Vic's committee."
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