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Pete Kott's retrial request denied the corruption case against former state Rep. Pete Kott. Sound off on the important issues at Kott's attorney, Jim Wendt, had asked the U.S. District Court to reconsider the former lawmaker's Sept. 25 conviction. Kott was convicted...
Closing arguments made in Kott trial

...proposed crude oil tax bill, but they're contradicted by hard evidence - Kott's voting record, defense attorney Jim Wendt said. "It's not in the record," Wendt said. "He may have puffed about it to his friends." Kott worked with officials...
Kott asks judge to vacate his guilty verdict

...Legislature approved a revised crude oil tax that encouraged investment. The Legislature passed the tax. Defense lawyer Jim Wendt has argued in court papers that there was no evidence of a connection between the tax and anything that Kott received...
Pete Kott convicted of Corruption

...Kott did not comment as he walked away from the federal courthouse. A message left at the office of his attorney, Jim Wendt, was not immediately returned. A key witness in the trial was former VECO CEO Bill Allen, who along with a company...
Suspects in terrorism case admit to lying about hit list

...and she is five months pregnant in a "high-risk pregnancy," according to papers filed by her appointed attorney, Jim Wendt of Anchorage. The couple, who have not been in custody, appeared at the federal courthouse in Anchorage at their hearings...
Former lawmakers Kott, Kohring await release order

...VECO. Allen and Smith pleaded guilty to bribery in May 2007. They have not been sentenced. Kott's trial attorney, Jim Wendt, said Kott's claims of his influence on behalf of VECO were drunken boasts. He said Kott always advocated natural...
Feds to complete review of Alaska cases by July

...participated by phone, said prosecutors already had provided her with three sets of documents. Kott's trial attorney, Jim Wendt of Anchorage, said Kott's personal resources have been drained and Kott received permission to apply for a federal...
Weyhrauch seeks to have trial separated from Kott

...job from VECO in exchange for doing the company's bidding. Weyhrauch is accused of soliciting legal work from VECO. Jim Wendt, who represents Kott, said he probably won't oppose the motion to sever the cases, but he won't join in, either...


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