Workers Testify in Stevens Corruption Trial

The defense has requested Allen's medical records to review his health issues, which it has yet to receive. Judge Emmett Sullivan has said he may postpone his testimony until the defense receives Allen's records.

Prosecution Witness Issues

The seven prosecution witnesses moved so quickly through their testimony today that the government reached the end of its witness list sooner than expected.

That infuriated the judge, especially when he could not get answers out of the prosecutors about their witness line up for Monday and Tuesday. Prosecutors tried in vain to reach the Justice Department for word on witnesses who could be en route to Washington from Alaska over the weekend.

The usually mild-mannered judge excoriated the prosecution: "You better get someone on the phone. ... You better not play games. ... They have more resources at the Justice Department then we have at this court. ... If you don't get someone on the phone, this case is going to evaporate."

After waiting for 10 minutes, Sullivan warned again about having the witnesses ready to go: "I want them lined up. ... I better have some answers."

Prosecutors eventually told the judge that Allen would be their key witness Monday. His testimony is expected to take more than five hours.

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