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Legal battle between Morganelli, Stoffa not over yet

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: May 24 2013 02:52:19 PM CDT
Updated On: May 24 2013 02:52:50 PM CDT
John Morganelli
EASTON, Pa. -

A legal battle between two top Northampton County officials is heading back to the courtroom.

Earlier this year, District Attorney John Morganelli filed a lawsuit against county Executive John Stoffa and a group of other county officials.

Morganelli claimed he had been blocked from giving raises to three of his assistant prosecutors.

A judge last month ruled in his favor, however, Morganelli said Friday that Stoffa hasn't complied with the court order that he execute all the necessary paperwork for the raises.

Morganelli is now asking a judge to hold Stoffa in contempt of court.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for next week.