PORTAGE, Ind. (AP)
- An indicted northwest Indiana mayor has asked a federal judge to dismiss
his corruption case because prosecutors viewed dozens of what should have
been confidential attorney-client emails.
Portage Mayor James
Snyder filed a motion Monday requesting the dismissal of his three-count
indictment from 2016. He pleaded not guilty last year to bribery and tax
The request alleges
there are at least 35 emails between Snyder and his defense attorneys that
should've been quarantined and not viewed by prosecutors. The motion also
alleges Snyder's Fourth Amendment rights were violated when his email
accounts were seized.
previously asked for the prosecution team's dismissal. A judge hasn't yet
ruled on whether new prosecutors should take over the case.
Snyder's trial is
set for June 4.