ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff on trial on allegations of corruption is asking a judge to throw out four charges alleging he stole thousands of dollars from his own campaign committee.
Attorneys for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely filed a motion seeking dismissal of the charges on Sunday.
Testimony is set to begin in Blakely’s trial on Monday.
The defense claims Blakely can’t be charged with stealing from a campaign account in which he already has an interest.
Judge Pamela Baschab didn’t issue an immediate ruling on the motion.