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Ex-legislator found guilty in bribery

September 26, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

A former state legislator was convicted in Anchorage of trading his legislative influence for bribes from a company that was seeking to profit from a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Former Rep. Pete Kott, a Republican who was House speaker for part of his 14-year tenure, was found guilty of accepting nearly $9,000 and the promise of a job from VECO Corp., an oil field services company.

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