Former Alaska Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Bribery

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former Alaska lawmaker has been found guilty of taking at least $2,600 from an oil services company in exchange for his help with a natural gas pipeline bid at the state legislature.

On Thursday, a federal jury convicted former state representative Victor Kohring in connection with an alleged bribery scheme purportedly engineered by VECO Corp. executives to ensure lawmakers' support for a proposed pipeline.

Kohring was convicted on three of the four counts he faced. He was convicted of bribery, attempted extortion and conspiracy to...
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