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Fed Prosecutors Turn Over Trial Evidence in Case Where 2 Convicted Alaskan Lawmakers Were Released From Prison

It’s important for the Justice Department to clear this all up. A policy of transparency and honesty can only make the system stronger.

Ex-lawmaker Pete Kott
Ex-lawmaker Pete Kott

By The Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Federal prosecutors said they have complied with a court order handing over trial evidence to two former Alaska lawmakers convicted on corruption charges.

Former Reps. Pete Kott and Vic Kohring have been released from federal prison while the court reviews whether prosecutorial misconduct played a role in their trials and convictions.

The convictions came into question because the same team of prosecutors handled the case against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, whose conviction was thrown out because evidence was withheld.

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