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Judge Will Not Drop Corruption Charges Against Cahill

BOSTON — A judge has refused to dismiss corruption charges against former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine Roach on Tuesday denied Cahill’s request to throw out the charges, clearing the way for his trial to begin as planned on Oct. 29.

Cahill, who as treasurer oversaw the state lottery, is accused of using a multimillion-dollar lottery advertising campaign to bolster his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2010.

“We are preparing for trial, and all arguments are going to be raised in the trial,” said lawyer Brad Bailey, who represents the former treasurer.

Cahill has maintained the advertising was intended only to promote lottery sales. His name was not mentioned in the ads.

Cahill’s lawyer said he will consider appealing the decision. “Trial preparation continues. Our client is very much looking forward to his day in court and putting this behind him,” Bailey said.

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