A day after former Allegheny County Councilman Charles McCullough received an order to report to the courthouse to begin serving his 2½- to 5-year prison term his defense attorney has filed an emergency application with the state Superior Court to block the move.
Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman issued his order on Tuesday asking McCullough, who has remained free on bond pending appeal since he was sentenced in November 2015, to report to his courtroom at 9 a.m. on Monday.
Here's the core:
McCullough was convicted of writing more than $40,000 in checks for political contributions from the accounts of Shirley Jordan, an elderly widow he represented, without her permission.
By contrast, there are only 3,923 days between the Gulf of Tonkin incident (August 2, 1964) and the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975). Think of that for a moment - the total duration of US involvement in Vietnam is shorter than the duration between McCullough's arrest and today.
It's been 1,771 days since Chuck's conviction.
The length of time between Chuck's arrest and today is longer than the entire US involvement in WWII.
When will this ever end?
Never, it seems.
From the P-G, yestiddy:
The state Superior Court said Friday that former Allegheny County Councilman Charles McCullough does not have to report to start serving his 2½- to 5-year prison sentence on Monday, despite an order from the trial judge to do so.
Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman issued an order on Tuesday asking McCullough, who has remained free on bond pending appeal since he was sentenced in November 2015, to report to his courtroom at 9 a.m. on Monday to begin his incarceration.
The next day, McCullough’s attorney, Adam Cogan, filed an application for emergency relief with the Superior Court asking that it direct Judge Cashman to rescind his order since McCullough’s appeal is still pending.
The Superior Court granted the request.