Nov. 14 hearing set in Kott corruption case

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge in Anchorage says he'll hold a hearing Nov. 14 on whether to dismiss charges or order a new trial for former Alaska state Rep. Pete Kott.

The Eagle River Republican was convicted in 2007 of corruption charges but released from prison in June when prosecutors acknowledged they failed to turn over favorable evidence to the 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.

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