Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applying "No Harm, No Foul" Principle, Judge Lets Vic Kohring's Convictions Stand

Anchorage--

U.S. District Judge John Sedwick has ruled that former State Rep. Vic Kohring's corruption-related convictions will stay in place. The court announced today that FBI surveillance tapes of Kohring's interactions with ex-VECO CEO Bill Allen and Allen's chief political lieutenant Rick Smith showed the former Wasilla Republican lawmaker's guilt so conclusively that it wouldn't have mattered if the government had given to the defense before the trial all the evidence the defense was entitled to get.

I have to run off to an appointment, so there's more to come later.