Feds: error didn't affect Kohring's conviction

Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Federal prosecutors say in court papers that the government erred in failing to turn over evidence favorable to former Rep. Vic Kohring before his corruption trial but the mistake didn't affect his conviction.

Kohring was convicted of accepting bribes in 2007. He was released on bail last year in the middle of his 3 1/2-year prison sentence while he pursued an appeal.

The Anchorage Daily News reports a new team of prosecutors made a filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. In papers, they say mistakes in handling discovery before the trial were "regrettable" but Kohring received a fair trial.

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