TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 1, 2018
Judge Andrew Freiberg has tossed out Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd’s extortion charge and said jurors can consider a lesser-included charge, The Times Free Press reports. Boyd pleaded not guilty yesterday to threatening Brent Lambert, the outgoing Mayor of East Ridge, to drop out of their race earlier this year. Freiberg said the evidence didn’t show Boyd communicated a threat to Lambert, but said there was a lot of evidence that could show Boyd made phone calls in hopes of gaining an advantage. Freiberg is allowing the case to go forward as attempted extortion.