Politics & Government

May 2, 2009

Derby winner's owner has ties to Alaska bribery scandal

The 50-to-1 longshot that won Saturday's Kentucky Derby is owned by the son of the primary witness against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, whose corruption charges were dismissed last month by the U.S. government. Mark Allen, the son of Bill Allen, who's pleaded guilty to bribing a range of Alaska politicians, also passed money to a legislator, but was granted immunity in return for his father's testimony — allowing him to keep his owner's license.

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