Report: Judge drops indictment against Trout

After receiving a motion from the state Attorney General’s Office, state Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong this morning dismissed misdonduct indictments against former Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout and two of her officers, according to Gannett.

In a letter to Armstrong, Christine Hoffman, chief of the Attorney General’s Corruption Bureau, “said the indictments should be dismissed against Trout, Undersheriff Michael Russo, and Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Falat Jr. because of “legal and factual deficiencies.”

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Report: Judge drops indictment against Trout