Kott trial finishes first week with VECO's Rick Smith on the stand

The government’s case against former legislator Pete Kott is headed in to its second week on Monday. Today’s courtroom events began with more cross-examination of former VECO head Bill Allen, and ended with jurors hearing testimony from the company’s former Vice President Rick Smith. Both have already pled guilty to bribing state lawmakers while the legislature debated a tax on oil producers in 2006.

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage