The filing strengthens my belief that the Justice Department will drop the case against Kott and former co-felon and former State Rep. Vic Kohring (R.-Wasilla), as the feds would do almost anything rather than allow such an evidentiary hearing. The evidence that the filing offers makes the feds look so bad that revulsion at the way the Department of Justice handled Bill Allen may also help explain the vehemence of the dissent of Circuit Court Judge Betty Fletcher's dissents in the cases of Kott and Kohring.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Pete Kott's Lawyer Sheds New Light on What the Feds Allegedly Hid About Bill Allen's Alleged Sex Crimes
Anchorage-- The lawyer for former State Rep. Pete Kott (R.-Eagle River) has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to send his case to the District Court for an evidentiary hearing about whether the case should be dismissed, not a retrial. The filing contains sordid details about key witness Bill Allen's alleged sexual crimes with minors and the Justice Department's treatment of the evidence of those crimes. The filing is here.