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Judge dismisses two charges against Upshur County Republican Party chairman

From Staff Reports
Oct. 3, 2011 at 5:43 a.m.

GILMER - A judge on Monday morning dismissed two charges against Upshur County's Republican Party chairman.

Judge Diane DeVasto dismissed charges of theft and misappropriation that District Attorney Billy Byrd brought against Republican Chairman Ken Ambrose. Ambrose must repay $6,000.

The charges arose after Ambrose used party Primary funds to pay for an attorney. Byrd and Ambrose's attorney, Scrappy Holmes, agreed to dismiss the charges if Ambrose repaid the money.

Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday with trial to start Tuesday.



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