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3 judge recusals in case against former state senator

Barron claims Attorney General Luther Strange is dragging out the trial because they have no case. Barron claims Attorney General Luther Strange is dragging out the trial because they have no case.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The corruption case of former State Senator Lowell Barron is on hold.

Three judges on the Court of Criminal Appeals have recused themselves in the criminal case against Barron, according to court documents.

Two of the three recusals have to do with family connections. They cited their relationship to Barron and his ex-wife as reasons they could not be on the case.

Another judge will have to be appointed before the court can consider a review of a judge's decision about evidence, effectively delaying the trial until the court makes a decision. The state Attorney General's office asked the appeals court to keep Barron from presenting evidence at trial about how other candidates spent their campaign funds.

The former lawmaker is accused of illegally funneling money from his campaign account to a former staffer, Jill Johnson. One of the charges against the co-defendants involves his payment to her of a $50,000 bonus from campaign funds.

Barron said Attorney General Luther Strange is dragging out the trial because they have no case.

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