Federal prosecutors will retry disgraced Democrat State Auditor Troy Kelley on fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton set a new trial date for March 13, 2017 — the defense had requested a date when Kelley is no longer in office.
According to the Seattle Times, Leighton still has to deliver his decision on motions filed by Kelley’s attorneys asking for an acquittal on the charges that include theft, money laundering and tax evasion.
It should be noted that Leighton previously responded to a petition to dismiss the bulk of charges by stating, “In the main I am satisfied there’s an abundance of evidence of possession and concealment of stolen property, and I am satisfied there is an abundance of evidence on the money laundering counts.”
Whatever the judge’s final decision on the theft, money laundering and tax evasion charges, Kelley will stand trial on fraud charges next year. He won’t, however, take another leave of absence.
Just another Democrat taking taxpayer money.