From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
State Sen. Dennis Bradley and former city board of education member Jessica Martinez will be sitting together in federal court when their campaign finance fraud trial begins next week.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden denied Martinez’s request to sever her case from Bradley. She is contending Bradley “maneuvered her in an effort to cover up his own misconduct.”
“Ms. Martinez has not indicated that she will “present evidence of multiple instances of [Mr. Bradley’s] purported lies, deceptions, and misrepresentations. Rather, Ms. Martinez’s claim that Mr. Bradley maneuvered her in an attempt to cover up his misconduct appears to turn primarily on her reliance on his advice during her testimony before the grand jury, which is not necessarily prejudicial to him,” the judge ruled.
“We are going forward with the trial and both Jessica and I will be vindicated and the truth will prevail,” Bradley commented Friday. “I’m looking forward to continuing my fight for my district.”
Full story here.