Court Denies Vic Kohring Appeal

A former lawmaker caught in a federal corruption probe of Alaska politicians has lost a chance to have his bribery conviction overturned.

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The Anchorage Daily News reports the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued an order saying none of its judges thought Vic Kohring should have a rehearing before the full court.

He had pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to commit bribery. But later he claimed the federal prosecutors withheld information from his attorneys.

A two-judge panel declined to intervene, but Kohring asked the full court to weigh in.

Kohring wrote the appeal himself after his three public defenders in Seattle withdrew from the case following the ruling from the two-judge panel.

Kohring is currently running for a seat on the Wasilla City Council.