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ABC News: Georgia election case defendants seek dismissal of charges due to prosecutor’s alleged paperwork error

Three weeks before the scheduled start of his trial in Fulton County, a defendant in the Georgia election interference case is seeking to have an indictment against him dismissed based on an alleged paperwork error made by one of the lead special prosecutors in the case.

Former prosecutor Chris Timmons, however, told ABC News that the practice of using special assistant district attorneys is “routine” in the state, and that “at worst” the error would be “embarrassing” for the state – but not a blow to the entire indictment.

“If he was not sworn in, at worst, it’s embarrassing for the Fulton County DA’s office but it would not affect the case,” he said. “The Georgia Supreme Court has held unanimously that the presence of the grand jury of individuals who are not sworn assistant district attorneys will not vitiate an otherwise valid

To read the full interview, please visit ABC News online here.

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