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Pete Kott's retrial request denied

...for a retrial in 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...
Former lawmaker seeks bribery case dismissal

...Former state Rep. Pete Kott is seeking dismissal of his federal bribery case on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. Kott's attorney, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, said in a motion filed late Thursday that the government "broke all the rules" in prosecuting...
Former Alaska House speaker wants charges tossed

...Speaker Pete Kott has submitted a new court filing in his effort to have his conviction on corruption charges tossed. Kott's attorney cites a recent Justice Department memorandum about what materials prosecutors must provide the defense to ensure...
Kott cites good works, seeks short sentence

...suggesting. Sound off on the important issues at "Mr. Kott is not a typical bribe taker," said James Wendt, Kott's attorney, in a court filing urging federal District Judge John Sedwick to go easy on his client. The former Eagle River...
Nov. 14 hearing set in Kott corruption case

...defense. The Justice Department says no harm was done in withholding evidence. The Anchorage Daily News reports Kott's attorney, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, asked a judge Wednesday to reject that argument.
Federal prosecutors defend Kott verdict

...multiple criminal counts, his attorney called the verdict flawed, and asked Judge John Sedwick to set it aside. Kott's attorney James Wendt, in his appeal to the judge, claimed that Kott had been convicted of taking "illegal campaign contributions...
Contrasting portraits kick off Kott trial

...guilty to bribing lawmakers. "We will prove to you," Marsh said, "that Pete Kott did every one of those." Kott's attorney, James Wendt, told jurors that the seven-term legislator, a Republican who represented the Anchorage suburb...
Judge releases current, former lawmakers on bail

...Roberts said. He offered Weyhrauch professional help. The court scheduled a trial for July 9 in Anchorage, although Kott's attorney said the date was "probably unrealistic." Assistant U.S. Attorney James Goeke said there is "voluminous...
Former patron testifies in Kott's corruption case

...campaign of former Gov. Frank Murkowski, for a $2,750 political poll and for the promise of future employment. Kott's attorney denies the charges, claiming that the $7,993 was an advance for a flooring job Kott's business could not carry...
Plea deals call for Kott, Kohring to get time served, supervised release in corruption cases

...errors. Kohring's retrial was to have started Oct. 31; Kott's, later this year.Memoranda filed Wednesday by Kott's attorney, Peter Camiel, and prosecutors show that in addition to Kott serving about 17 months of his original 6-year prison...


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