Opening statements start Wednesday for trial of Mercer County district attorney

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The jury has been seated and opening statements will begin Wednesday in the trial of the Mercer County district attorney.

Miles Karson pleaded not guilty in December 2017 to 17 counts of misdemeanor charges.

Opening statements are set to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday and testimony will begin Thursday.

Karson now faces 14 counts of obstructing justice and what’s called “official oppression,” or using his position and title to affect others.

Deputy Pennsylvania Attorney Generals say it was often to help a romantic interest and hurt a romantic rival.

Specifically, prosecutors say Karson repeatedly intervened in several criminal and traffic cases involving a woman he was dating at the time.

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Throughout this investigation, Karson has insisted he’s done nothing wrong and that the case was made against him for political purposes.

Now, the case is being heard by a visiting judge from Venango County.

There are a number of witnesses who are expected to testify and the case is expected to last into the middle of next week.

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