Court upholds charges against Ernie Newton

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

Ernie Newton is accused of violating his probation

Ernie Newton is accused of violating his probation and campaign finance laws during his failed re-election bid in 2012.

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.

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

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