Defense lawyer Robert Clark Corrente sought to shift the focus to the Board of Elections investigation that prompted the case against Britt, saying key players had dodged questions, refused to answer subpoenas, and outright lied.
He claimed that documents show “everybody else was lying” to elections officials – including the Mattiello and Lawton campaigns – but the board merely issued warnings to Mattiello and Lawton while urging prosecutors to go after Britt.
“It’s outrageous” Corrente said. “I am going to argue that this entire proceeding from the beginning to end has been highly irregular.”
Corrente’s statement concluded a cross-examination of the state’s final witness, Board of Elections campaign finance director Richard E. Thornton.
And it served to tee up a