Kott legislative corruption trial begins in Anchorage

The federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Pete Kott began today in Anchorage. Opening statements were read this morning, and the prosecution began presenting wiretapped recorded evidence later in the day. Kott is accused of accepting bribes from officials of VECO while the legislature debated the Petroleum Production Tax (PPT) in the spring of 2006.

David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage