Holder is not asking that the charges being dropped, but instead is asking a federal appeals court to send the cases back to the trial judge, acknowledging that the government failed to turn over key evidence to the defense -- the very misstep that doomed the Stevens prosecution. Indeed, Holder's move was the result of a review that he ordered as a result of the Stevens case.
The judge from the Stevens case has ordered a separate investigation into the prosecutorial misconduct on that case, to determine whether to bring contempt charges.
Kohring and Kott were both convicted in 2007 of bribery and extortion-related charges. Kohring was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, and Kott was sentenced to six years in prison.