Court upholds charges against Ernie Newton

Ernie Newton is accused of violating his probation and campaign finance laws during his failed re-election bid in 2012. (3/28/14)

BRIDGEPORT - Charges will stand and a trial date will be set for former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernie Newton.

The convicted felon is accused of violating his probation and campaign finance laws during his failed re-election bid in 2012.

The case against him will move forward after a judge ruled yesterday the state was negligent but not reckless when interviewing witnesses.

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Newton was convicted in 2005 of extortion and campaign finance felonies.

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