Ex-Alaska House Speaker Gets Time Served In Bribe Plea

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott to time served in prison, three years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine just days after he pled guilty to accepting $400,000 in bribes from an oil company.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline accepted a plea bargain between Kott and federal prosecutors that the two sides submitted Wednesday. Kott agreed to plead guilty to one count of bribery concerning programs that receive federal funds, just days after Judge Beistline rejected Kott's bid to...
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