The State Supreme Court will issue a decision Monday on whether legislators indicted on corruption charges can use their campaign funds to pay legal bills.
Former Democratic state Sen. Wayne Bryant (D-Lawnside), who held the powerful post of budget chairman, was convicted on 12 counts of corruption and pension fraud in 2008 and is serving a four year sentence in a West Virginia federal prison. He wanted to use his campaign account to cover what his side held in arguments was an “ordinary and necessary expense of holding public office.”
The court heard arguments from Bryant’s attorneys and the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), which denied Bryant’s request to use the funds.
The decision will be released at 10am and posted to njcourts.com.