Trial date set for former AL State Senator - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Trial date set for former AL State Senator

Posted: Updated:
Barron was indicted for ethics law violations and violations of the Fair Campaign Practices Act Barron was indicted for ethics law violations and violations of the Fair Campaign Practices Act
Barron is accused of funneling money through his former assistant, Jill Johnson. Barron is accused of funneling money through his former assistant, Jill Johnson.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A former Alabama State Senator will go to trial in 2014 almost a year after his indictment for ethics law violations and violations of the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

A DeKalb County judge issued an order Monday that trial in Lowell Barron's case will begin April 14th.

Barron is accused of funneling money through his former assistant, Jill Johnson. Investigators said Barron wrote checks totaling $56,000 to Johnson. The indictment also states he transferred a car title into her name.

Barron's attorney previously called the investigation a witch hunt. He and Johnson are currently free on bond. Both were indicted in late April.

If convicted, both face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000 for each of the six counts in the indictment.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.