Allard is charged with larceny from a person over 65, stemming from her relationship with the late former Probate Court Judge Edward F. Casey, who purchased a house in Attleboro and placed it in Allard’s name.
Casey had been described in court documents as suffering from memory loss during his later years. He died last August.
Allard lost her bid for re-election after being indicted by a Bristol County grand jury in 2011. The trial was originally set to begin last year, but was bumped by other cases.
Allard’s lawyer, Seth Roman, asked the judge this morning to dismiss the charge, saying the statute in the grand jury indictment was not appropriate.
He said the charge, as stated, requires the accused to have physically taken something from the alleged victim’s person.
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Ex-councilor’s trial on alleged larceny of former judge to resume Wednesday