Prosecutors want harsh sentence for crooked Kott

December 1, 2007

Federal prosecutors are asking U.S. District Judge John Sedwick to impose a sentence against convicted former Republican lawmaker Pete Kott of at least 10 years and up to 12 and a half years in prison, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Friday.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Friday announced that five companies have submitted applications for the exclusive right to build a natural gas pipeline to transport North Slope gas to market.

Jim Wendt, Kott's attorney, had asked Sedwick November 9th to reconsider Kott's September 25th conviction on bribery, conspiracy, and extortion charges - but was denied.

Wendt said he expected to ask for a range of 33 to 41 months.

In the memo, prosecutors say that Kott's actions have "struck a severe blow to the public's faith in the Alaska State Legislature and their elected leaders."

Kott's sentencing is at the U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage Friday December 7th.

AUDIO: Bill Allen and Pete Kott phone call - August 30, 2006
Allen calls Kott the day Allen is confronted by the FBI - Allen called numerous state and federal lawmakers to try to get them to confess to previous crimes. "Remember, what we talked about three, four, five weeks ago, we'd just add on X-amount, I forget what it was exactly, to your bill or something."
The next day, the FBI raids began.

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