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Judge scolds Kohring's lawyer for press contact

...scolding in court on Wednesday. Sound off on the important issues at U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick told John Henry Browne, a Seattle criminal defense lawyer, to stop trying Kohring's bribery and corruption case in the press. Sedwick...
Attorneys spar in opening of former lawmaker's trial

...questioning his motive for aiding the government's case. Sound off on the important issues at Defense attorney John Henry Browne said Bill Allen, the former head of a major oil field services company and a longtime behind-the-scenes political...
Kohring wants trial moved to Washington

...the subject of a continuous barrage of inflammatory media coverage that is likely to persist," Kohring attorney John Henry Browne said in a motion for a change of venue. Kohring, who resigned his seat in the Alaska Legislature in July, is facing...
Kohring plans to probe pressure to plead guilty

...not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges despite pressure from state Sen. Fred Dyson, defense attorney John Henry Browne said after a pretrial hearing for Kohring. Browne said he learned only last week in a related trial that Dyson helped...
VECO official admits bribing Ben Stevens

...agreements to provide substantial assistance in the government's ongoing investigations. Kohring's attorney, John Henry Browne, sought to draw a contrast between the amount of money Smith said Stevens received during his five years in office...
Ex-lawmaker says prosecutors pressured him to plead guilty

...they have a lawyer. Kohring has pleaded not guilty to bribery and extortion charges despite what defense lawyer John Henry Browne contended was persistent pressure from the Justice Department to change the plea. That pressure culminated recently...
Ex-Rep. Kohring claims FBI coerced him

...Kohring that they had a search warrant for his office, but they never "executed" the warrant, Kohring's attorney John Henry Browne said. Instead, they persuaded him to sign a "consent" form allowing the search without the warrant, he said...
Ex-VECO executive says he believed he was blackmailed

...from VECO officials in exchange for his support on legislation. Allen's testimony came during questioning from John Henry Browne, Kohring's attorney. Allen acknowledged that VECO employees had spent a "lot of time" at the home of Stevens...
Kohring back in court on a new indictment

...beautiful day. I'm optimistic and healthy and that's 90 percent of it." Kohring's chief defense lawyer, John Henry Browne of Seattle, had sought to have the trial moved to the Seattle area, arguing that local media coverage would make...
Kohring, Kott return to Alaska

...serious enough to prejudice their trials. If so, he could order new trials or dismiss charges. Kohring attorney John Henry Browne said the material he's seen so far shows his client did not get a fair trial. "There are many, many smoking...


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