State Prosecutors Ask for Dismissal of Criminal Charges

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  State prosecutors are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges against former state Senator Lowell Barron and former aide Jill Johnson. Prosecutors filed the request late yesterday in DeKalb County.  The state cites a series of court rulings against the prosecution in their request to throw out the case.  A judge ruled prosecutors could not present evidence about whether Barron and Johnson had a romantic relationship.  The judge also said the defense could present evidence about how other candidates used campaign money.  Those decisions stood on appeal, killing the state's case.  A grand jury indicted Barron and Johnson last year on campaign finance and ethics charges.  The two were accused of using campaign money to help Johnson pay off a home loan.

 

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