|Published:||Aug 20, 2010 4:08 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 20, 2010 1:08 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge is hearing more evidence on a motion to dismiss corruption charges against former House Speaker Ray Sansom.
The hearing Friday in Tallahassee focuses on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against State Attorney Willie Meggs.
Sansom and two co-defendants want Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to dismiss the charges, which include grand theft and conspiracy, or remove Meggs from the case.
Meggs has taken responsibility for the inadvertent release of grand jury testimony to media outlets. He's also accused of making inflammatory statements about the case.
The charges concern a $6 million appropriation that Sansom, a Destin Republican, obtained for a state college that then gave him a high-paying job.
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