Editorial: Keep pressing for answers in Native abuse case

"Sen. Lisa Murkowski told the Alaska Legislature last week that she'll keep asking why the Justice Department dropped a teen sex crime case against former Veco chief Bill Allen, convicted on corruption charges in Alaska's political scandal.

She said she'll keep asking until she gets answers.

Attorney General Eric Holder told the senator that there was no deal with Allen in return for his testimony against the late Sen. Ted Stevens. He said if a case could have been made, the department would have made it. But he hasn't said why a case couldn't be made and hasn't explained why the feds refuse to let the state pursue a case. Some Alaskans, including Anchorage police investigators, believe there's a case to make."

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Our View: Keep pressing on Allen case (The Anchorage Daily News 2/28)

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