The Hartford campaign finance trial of Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, is scheduled to begin on Three Kings Day January 6th. Will witnesses have an epiphany?
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December 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
May 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The state judge presiding over Ernie’s Newton’s pending trial has told prosecutors their case alleging criminal campaign finance violations is thin. In court on Friday she added she’d be reluctant to sentence him to a prison term for allegedly falsifying $500 in campaign donations for his 2012 run for State Senate. The government does not […]
March 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Thursday rejected Ernie Newton’s court motion to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 State Senate race, but in doing so announced prosecutors were “negligent” for not including vital facts from witnesses that could have exonerated Newton but not “reckless” in how the state pursued an arrest […]
January 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Awaiting a legal ruling from a state judge regarding alleged campaign finance law violations, Ernie Newton is weighing campaign options that include running for one of the two legislative seats he once occupied. In preparation for a run he will become a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the 139th District that serves his […]
January 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
A state judge is expected to decide in late March whether to dismiss charges of campaign finance fraud against former State Senator Ernie Newton or schedule a trial date in defense of accusations he falsified $500 in contributions to trigger an $80,000 grant from the Citizens Election Program of publicly financed campaigns for his State Senate […]
December 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events
Darnell Crosland, the attorney representing Ernie Newton, has filed a motion to dismiss state charges against the former state senator accusing him of falsifying $500 in campaign contributions to trigger an $80,550 grant through the Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns for his state senate bid in 2012. Newton is scheduled to be back […]