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Delaware Supreme Court asked to overturn former state auditor’s public corruption convictions

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of the state’s former auditor on public corruption charges.

The court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Kathy McGuiness. She was convicted last year on misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct and noncompliance with state procurement rules. A jury acquitted McGuiness on felony charges of theft and witness intimidation, and the judge later threw out the procurement conviction. A lawyer for McGuiness argued Wednesday that her trial was “profoundly unfair and unconstitutional.”

A lawyer for the state defended the actions of prosecutors and the judge.

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