WARREN - State Rep. Tom Letson will ask the visiting judge hearing the zoning violation against him to dismiss the case, says Warren Municipal Court assistant prosecutor Traci Timko Rose.
Letson did not address the media after the in-chambers pretrial earlier today, however, Timko Rose said Letson indicated during the conference he would ask for case to be dismissed. Timko Rose said she expects the motion to be filed sometime today.
Letson, a Democrat, is accused of using a home he owns on Foster Drive N.E. as a boarding or rooming house, which is not an acceptable use for a dwelling in that neighborhood under the city's zoning codes. The state representative, who's prevented from seeking another term because of term limits, said he rented the home to two men who are using it to help people recover from addiction. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
A second pretrial will be set for sometime in the next 30 days.
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