That assertion comes in a federal case
that alleges the powerful Southwest Side Democrat planted two "sham" candidates on the ballot, the central complaint of a lawsuit stretching into its third year.
The judge in the federal case
said that question belongs in state court, not federal court, and sent that part of the case back to Bucks County Court.
MacDonald asserted a variety of constitutional and state-law violations in the federal case
, but none was upheld.
Manafort is also due to be sentenced on March 13 in a parallel federal case
in Washington.He pleaded guilty last year to a conspiracy against the United States for conduct that ranged from money laundering to unregistered lobbying and admitted to witnessing tampering as well.
Bredar, chief judge for the District of Maryland, ordered the federal case
be reopened as of Aug.
Corley initially granted a motion to stay in both the Griggs and Reid cases because of an ongoing federal case
in which many of the defendants overlap.
If this becomes a special case or federal case
, then it becomes serious."
The federal judge seemed to be frustrated with Munoz in his ruling, citing his "refusal to cooperate in the discovery process" as a reason for delays in the federal case
Co-defendants in Johns' federal case
have drawn sentences ranging from probation to 65 months in federal prison.
It was not immediately clear Monday if any of the children named as victims in the federal case
are the same youngsters involved in the case that resulted in Johnson serving prison time in Cambodia.
Shafighi was accused in the federal case
of lying that he was not a fugitive in a 2007 passport renewal application.
Dylann Roof, who killed nine people in a June 2015 massacre at a Charleston church, told the judge presiding over his federal case
Wednesday that he still planned to represent himself, and didn't plan on bringing any evidence or witnesses to the table for his Jan.