Senate President dismisses Allen/Kohring election connection

U.S. Attorney Joseph Bottini yesterday said he intends to show the federal jury that former VECO chairman Bill Allen’s influence over former legislator Vic Kohring went beyond oil industry interests — saying he twice talked Kohring out of running for the Senate seat currently held by Senate President Lyda Green. Senator Green says she was not aware of any talks between Allen and Kohring.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau