The Anchorage Daily News reported:
Kott has one more shot at justice. He remains free on appeal and awaits a hearing on a motion to dismiss with the federal court of appeals next month.U.S. District Judge John Sedwick ...told Kott he won't reconsider his Jan. 13 ruling denying Kott a new trial or dismissal of charges. New information that surfaced the day after his January ruling was insignificant and won't change his mind, Sedwick said in a one-page, unsigned order from chambers.
Kott has been arguing for months that federal prosecutors improperly withheld information that he could have used in his defense. But in his Jan. 13 ruling, Sedwick said the withheld evidence wouldn't have made a difference in Kott's 2007 conviction. And he told Kott his decision was final: "This court will not entertain any motion for reconsideration," Sedwick said.
But then came a surprise: Prosecutors came into possession of 105 pages of handwritten notes by the attorney who represented Bill Allen, the former oil-services company chief who admitted bribing Kott and others. Allen was the government's chief witness. The notes were made by Anchorage attorney Bob Bundy as he sat through several debriefings of Allen by the FBI and Justice Department lawyers.