Former Senator Trial
Wed June 25, 2014
Alabama AG Turns To Supreme Court In Barron Case
The state attorney general's office says its prosecution of former state Senate leader Lowell Barron will be over if an appellate court upholds all three rulings issued by the judge in Barron's case.
The attorney general's office makes the argument in papers filed with the Alabama Supreme Court. It is asking the court to review rulings by a DeKalb County judge.
Barron and former aide Jill Johnson were indicted last year on charges of misusing campaign funds.
Circuit Judge Randall Cole ruled that Barron could present evidence about how other candidates used campaign funds and that the attorney general's office couldn't present evidence about whether the defendants had a romantic relationship. The judge also declined to decide before trial whether prosecutors could use some of Johnson's statements at trial.
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