Court: Kohring must surrender to officials

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008

JUNEAU - A Superior Court judge said former state Rep. Vic Kohring must surrender to the U.S. Marshal Service in Anchorage on Monday.

The Wasilla Republican was convicted of taking bribes to push legislation for a major natural gas pipeline and oil taxes.

He received a 3½-year prison sentence and will begin serving his sentence next week in California.

Kohring tried to delay his reporting date until he completed rehabilitation from back surgery he had last month.

Judge John W. Sedwick denied the request. Sedwick, however, will allow Kohring to report to a local marshal's office because he could not afford a flight to California.

Kohring is one of three former Republican lawmakers sentenced on bribery charges. Pete Kott, formerly of Eagle River, and Tom Anderson, of Anchorage, are already serving their sentences.

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