Feds Say Ex-Alaska Pol Doesn't Need 2nd Atty In Retrial

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors asked an Alaska federal court on Thursday to deny former Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott's revived bid for a second court-appointed attorney to defend him in his corruption retrial, saying the case is not complex enough to warrant two publicly funded lawyers.

Kott requested on June 6 that the court reconsider his previous motion for another lawyer in the trial, his second over allegations that he and two other former lawmakers accepted more than $400,000 in bribes in exchange for backing the construction of a...
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