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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...
Former patron testifies in Kott's corruption case

The former head of an oil field services company testified Wednesday he was willing to do whatever it took to push the Alaska Legislature toward steps that would lead to the construction of a natural gas pipeline tapping the state's vast North Slope Reserves.
VECO official helped organize Young fundraiser

...home. That bill, eventually paid with a personal check by Allen, forms one of the legs of the case against Kott. Kott's attorney, James Wendt, on Monday tried to draw distinctions between Kott and other lawmakers who had financial connections...
Pete Kott convicted of Corruption

...was very credible," Pollard said. "I've been in business a long time. It's just not something you do." Kott's attorney, Wendt, contended that Kott's claims of his influence on behalf of VECO were merely drunken boasts and that his...
Ex-Rep. Kohring claims FBI coerced him the "Martha Stewart" question was. Kohring is now trying to get the seized evidence barred from the trial. Kott's attorneys have been unsuccessful with similar motions, but a federal judge indicated that may have been due to failure to...
'A black day for the House'

...Vandergriff, press secretary for the House Majority. Wehyrauch did not return calls to his home or law office, and Kott's attorney was unavailable Saturday. During last year's lengthy and contentious floor debate on the gas pipeline and oil...
Federal judge moves retrials of former Alaska lawmakers from Anchorage to Fairbanks

...scheduled to begin later this year. Kohring has asked, through his attorney, that the charges against him be updated. Kott's attorneys are seeking to have charges against him dismissed.
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...
Kott, Kohring plead guilty in federal corruption case, sentenced to time served It also says he solicited a job from Allen and got $1,000 in cash from him.In a sentencing memorandum, Kott's attorney, Peter Camiel, said Kott recognizes his close relationship with Allen "created an appearance of impropriety...
Government will pay Kott's legal bills

...indigent. But Sedwick said that federal prosecutors admitted their failure to provide all required information to Kott's attorneys in his trial on corruption charges and the legal bills have stretched Kott's modest means too far. Sedwick ordered...


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