I might feel relief, but vindicated?
Not so much.
JUNCTION — The high-profile public corruption case that saw former District Attorney Ron Sutton plead guilty in April to misusing office funds ended quietly and prematurely last month.
A Jan. 12 order by state District Court Judge Steve Ables vacated Sutton's two guilty pleas to reckless misapplication of fiduciary property, dismissed the underlying indictment and released Sutton from probation 16 months early.
“I feel vindicated,” said Sutton, repeating earlier assertions that he was politically persecuted.
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