Friday, February 25, 2011

In the eye of the beholder

I wouldn't feel vindicated.

I might feel relief, but vindicated?

Not so much.

Former DA released early from probation
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

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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