Allentown
72° F
Overcast
Overcast

Anthony Martino, former solicitor, public defender, to stand trial on theft charges

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 12 2013 02:18:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2013 02:42:39 PM CDT
Anthony Martino
EASTON, Pa. -

A former Northampton County solicitor and public defender will stand trial on theft charges.

Anthony Martino appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

The new charges against Martino are in addition to charges filed against him late last year, said Asst. District Attorney Robert Eyer.

A 16-count grand jury indictment alleges Martino stole money from some of his private clients in what was described as a "rob Peter to pay Paul" scenario.

Martino is due back in court for a formal arraignment on the additional chargesĀ  May 2; his trial on the original charges is scheduled for April 22, Eyer said.