The Associated Press reports that a judge in Alaska state court in Juneau has accepted former State Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch's plea of guilty to the misdemeanor of "Participating in, aiding, or abetting a lobbyist engaging in activity without being registered." The court set sentencing for 9 a.m. tomorrow.
I have reviewed the documents filed Friday, which contrary to my earlier post were filed in state court and not in federal court. I'll have a lot more to say about this case later this week, but what strikes me this afternoon is that it is highly unusual--if not unique--to see a five-page factual basis for plea in a misdemeanor case in Alaska state court. That's what happens when lawyers for both sides negotiate and insist on putting the versions of each side in one document.
(Disclosure: I have had numerous personal and professional contacts with Bruce Weyhrauch between 1981 and 2005, but he and I have never discussed his case or spoken since his indictment in 2007.)