MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Troy King has filed a lawsuit against the Steve Marshall campaign, requesting a temporary restraining order to try and stop Marshall from spending money King says was illegally taken from a political action committee.
According to the suit, filed Wednesday in a Montgomery circuit court, King claims Marshall's campaign accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of illegal contributions, including contributions from out of state casino interests, political action committees and others. Under Alabama Code, a political action committee is defined as:
According to the suit, a $300,000 contribution made to the Marshall campaign on July 9 violated the PAC-to-PAC transfer ban because the Republican Attorneys General Association's PAC received contributions from other PACs. The suit also claims RAGA has contributed more than $735,000 in unlawful funds to the Marshall campaign.
The Marshall campaign responded to the lawsuit, saying:
Edward "Ted" Hosp, counsel for the campaign, also wrote a letter to King's lawyer Albert Agricola Jr., urging that the lawsuit be dismissed. He wrote, in part:
Read the full letter below:
A hearing is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Montgomery Judge James Anderson's courtroom.