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McCrory Contempt Charge Dismissed

Update: Judge Charles Hosack dismissed contempt of court charges against Bill McCrory this afternoon. No further details at this time.

Huckleberries hears … from Christa Hazel that her subpoena to appear in court today in the Bill McCrory contempt of court case has been excused by McCrory attorney Art Macomber. Seems the hearing today is just a status conference, not a trial. So she won’t be needed to testify this afternoon. And Huckleberries won’t be following the activity, unless something interesting pops up.

Bill McCrory Contempt Charge On Hold

Item: Contempt charge on hold: Judge wants to wait until election challenge is decided/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d’Alene Press

More Info: McCrory pleaded not guilty to the contempt charges on Tuesday. That trial has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, a day after the election suit is scheduled to wrap up. If he’s found guilty on the two accusations, he could face up to $10,000 in civil fines.

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McCrory Denies Contempt Charge

Update: McCrory denied that he was in contempt of court, at the hearing this afternoon. Now, Judge Charles Hosack will set a date in September to hear the case.

A contempt of court hearing involving Bill McCrory, a supporter in Jim Brannon’s long-running suit to overturn the 2009 Coeur d’Alene City Council election results, is scheduled for 3 o’clock this afternoon in 1st District Judge Charles Hosack’s courtroom. Scott Reed, the attorney for Councilman Mike Kennedy, wants McCrory held in contempt of court for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement in the case. According to an Aug. 13 Coeur d’Alene Press story, Reed complained that voter information pertaining to the recently-reviewed absentee envelopes wasn’t supposed to be shared outside the courtroom and Bill McCrory violated that privacy agreement. Stay tuned.

Question: How do you think this’ll play out?

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