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Charges dropped against Sen. Barron

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The attorney general has filed a motion to drop charges against Lowell Barron (Source: WAFF file) The attorney general has filed a motion to drop charges against Lowell Barron (Source: WAFF file)

Alabama State Attorney General Luther Strange filed a motion Monday to drop charges against former lawmaker Lowell Barron.

Prosecutors said Barron used campaign funds to buy gifts for Rhonda Johnson because they were a couple. Both were indicted in 2013.

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled the attorney general could not introduce evidence that Barron and Johnson were in a romantic relationship.

It was a decision an attorney for Barron called "a complete victory," saying that it was then incumbent on Strange to dismiss the case.

On Tuesday, a judge ruled to dismiss the case.

"Thank you for every prayer, call and visit I have received from so many," said Barron in a statement. "I'm grateful to the court system of Alabama and for the judicial process, which has restored my good name and put an end to this case. Now I'm going to get back to doing what I do best these days -- spending time with my grandchildren."

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