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Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge has begun serving a prison sentence in a long-running case. Charles McCullough’s incarceration Tuesday all but ensures that he will be in prison as voters decide whether to back his wife in her bid for an open state Supreme Court seat. Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough is seeking the Republican nomination in May 18's primary election. Charles McCullough was sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison for using his power of attorney to take $50,000 from an elderly woman's trust fund and spending it on campaign and charitable contributions. He had remained free on appeal since his sentencing in 2015.

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