The government’s chief witness in the prosecution of Ted Stevens was sentenced in federal court in Alaska on Wednesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $750,000 fine.

The witness, Bill Allen, 72, pleaded guilty in May 2007 to charges that included bribery and extortion for his role in a corruption scheme that entangled several public officials in Alaska. Allen was the former owner of the oil services company called VECO.

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