Also Tuesday, Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Mrs. Stevens to turn over e-mails to the prosecution.
Federal prosecutors and Stevens' defense team had been arguing about whether the government could have access to the e-mails, but Sullivan ordered that e-mails from Mrs. Stevens' law firm e-mail account to be turned over to prosecutors.
Sen. Orrin Hatch was expected to take the stand after lunch Tuesday as a character witness, and Stevens' friend Bob Persons was also expected to take the stand later in the day.
Persons monitored the expansion work at Stevens' Girdwood home, and he was caught by the FBI speaking to Allen about how to cover up Allen's payment of labor costs on a plumbing repair at the home.
Catherine Stevens, the senator's wife, is also on the witness list, as is the senator himself. Both are likely to take the stand no earlier than Wednesday.
Gwen Sykes, a former Stevens' staffer and current chief financial officer for Yale University, testified that Stevens is a "trusting character and a trusting soul."
Sykes also told jurors her interaction with Stevens as an intern both in college and high school made her what she is today. She spoke highly of the value of his trust in her at such a young age.
Keith Tryck, a neighbor of Stevens in Girdwood, testified that he once provided Stevens with a quote to renovate the home. In 1997, the estimate Tryck provided was $39,100.
But prosecutors were able to show that the estimate did not include the cost of a sauna, whirlpool tub, hardwood floors, steel stairs, upper and lower wrap-around decks, a new fire place or a new generator, and more.
Two Alaska Native corporation executives -- Helvi Sandvik, president of NANA Development Corporation, and Orie Williams, a former president and current board member for Doyon, Limited -- testified that Stevens was always responsive to the needs of their entities and their shareholders.
Sandvik and Williams also testified that a natural gas pipeline was of extreme importance to their organizations. Stevens listened to their needs, Sandvik and Williams said, regardless of whether NANA and Doyon were working with, or competing against, VECO Corporation.
Prosecutors attempted to show that NANA had great indebtedness to Stevens, as Stevens authored federal regulations giving Alaska Native corporations special preferences for government contracts.
Stevens' daughter, Susan Covich, took the stand Tuesday on her father's behalf, talking about her use of the Girdwood home as she commuted between Kenai and Anchorage for college classes. While there, she said she often ran into Bill Allen. Covich also spoke about one of her sons, who had worked for VECO and for whom VECO had paid to get job training.
The son, Covich testified, was unable to follow through with either opportunity. Drug use ultimately derailed his path, she said.
Prosecutors suggested VECO spent more than $10,000 enrolling the Stevens' grandson in training courses, including a diesel mechanic school in Seward. Covich said she didn't know the value of the coursework VECO had offered.
Tom Swanson of Girdwood spoke about being hired to move a big tree at Stevens' home. Swanson also said he had seen a lot of other construction-related activity at the home while he was there.
Carpenter Augie Paone was on the stand as of late Tuesday morning.
The defense team was walking jurors through the work Paone did at the home, how the billing was structured, and the checks the Stevens' wrote to Paone after invoices were sent.
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