Alleged Pedophile Testimony Won't Stop Alaska Pol Retrial

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge ruled Wednesday that a former state House of Representatives speaker who allegedly took $400,000 in bribes from an oil company will have to face retrial despite prosecutors' use of an alleged pedophile's testimony.

In his motion to dismiss, ex-Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott claimed federal prosecutors had blocked a local sex crimes investigation into Bill Allen, who later became a key witness for the government, and that the case should be dropped because of prosecutors' “flagrant and intentional” misconduct.

But U.S. District...
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