State Sen. John Cowdery's corruption trial was postponed until March at a hearing Tuesday morning.
Cowdery's attorney, Kevin Fitzgerald, cited the mass of documents turned over by the prosecution as a reason to continue the case. His request was joined by the prosecution team -- Assistant U.S. Attorney James Goeke in Anchorage and two public integrity section attorneys from the Justice Department over the phone from Washington.
Cowdery, the fifth state legislator charged in the federal public corruption investigation, attended the hearing with his wife and daughter. The 78-year-old Republican has reported being ill and was in a wheelchair for the hearing.
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