New Kohring lawyers seeking March date for evidence review

Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009

ANCHORAGE - New lawyers for former Rep. Vic Kohring say they'll need until late March to review new evidence turned over by federal prosecutors.

Kohring's lawyers made the request of U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick on Friday. It was unopposed by prosecutors.

Kohring and former House Speaker Pete Kott were convicted of accepting bribes in 2007. They have been free pending the completion of the review of government lawyers' handling of their cases. Kott was released from prison in June when prosecutors acknowledged they failed to turn over favorable evidence to the defense.

Kohring is seeking a new trial or dismissal of the corruption charges. Kott's request for a new trial or dismissal of charges was argued this week and is awaiting a ruling by Sedwick.

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