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Judge Denies Ernie Newton\’s Plea To Drop Campaign Finance Charges; Former Bridgeport Senator Will Try Again

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Former state Sen. Ernie Newton has been trying to get criminal charges against him dropped, but a state Superior Court judge in Hartford refused the request Thursday.

Newton is facing felony counts of first-degree larceny and tampering with a witness, among others.

The Hartford Courant\’s Christine Dempsey reports below that Newton will try again:

Judge Joan Alexander’s denial was based on the fact that Newton’s lawyer made a procedural error in filing the motion, the attorney, Darnell D. Crosland, said outside of court.

Crosland said he used a procedure reserved for on-site arrests when he filed the motion. Newton’s arrest was by warrant, however, so Crosland now is properly making his request under court rules.

Newton’s next court date is scheduled for Nov. 21, he said. Continue reading