Appeal in prosecution of Lowell Barron denied
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court denied the attorney general’s appeal in the prosecution of former state senator Lowell Barron, according to our news partners AL.com.
Prosecutors appealed three rulings the DeKalb County Circuit judge made before the trial in April.
He was indicted last year for violating state campaign and ethics laws.
Barron released this statement following the decision:
“We are very pleased with the unanimous ruling today by the Supreme Court. This matter has now gone through the entire appellate process, including two appellate courts which have both ruled unanimously in our favor. Based on the Attorney General’s own statements to the court that Judge Coles “Order will be fatal to the prosecution of these charges… ‘ and the appellate courts now upholding that ruling today, this case should now be concluded. I take the Attorney General as a man of his word and expect him to dismiss the case. I appreciate so much the kind words, thoughts and prayers I’ve received from so many all over the state.”