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Judge questions evidence against lawmaker facing 2nd trial on corruption

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 17:10:18-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge says he has “serious questions” about evidence against a Michigan lawmaker who faces a second trial on corruption charges.

Federal Judge Robert Jonker set a Aug. 21 deadline for prosecutors to respond if Rep. Larry Inman asks to have two remaining charges dismissed.

Inman is a Republican from the Traverse City area.

He's accused of trying to trade votes for campaign money.

A jury in December acquitted him of lying to the FBI but couldn’t reach a verdict on charges of attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe.

Inman denies wrongdoing.

He can’t run for re-election because of term limits.