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MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is fighting efforts by former state Senate leader Lowell Barron to call him as a defense witness in Barron's trial.
AG Luther Strange argues in court documents that he should not be called as a witness in Barron's trial on campaign finance charges.
Strange said his office conducted the investigation that led to a grand jury indictment against Barron and a former campaign assistant. Barron was indicted on six counts of ethics law violations and violations of the fair campaign practices act.
According to the court documents, Strange also says he has no direct knowledge about issues relevant to the criminal case.
Strange is asking a judge to block a subpoena obtained by Barron's lawyer. A hearing has been scheduled for Friday in preparation for a trial starting April 14 in Fort Payne.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, Barron said, "No one is above the law. Luther Strange is seeking special treatment in this case. The fact is that at no time has Luther Strange spent one day or even one hour in DeKalb County on this matter. Instead, as we like to say up here, he is hiding out and running for the hills."
Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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