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Judge questions evidence against lawmaker facing 2nd trial

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A judge says he has "serious questions" about evidence against a Michigan lawmaker who faces a second trial on corruption charges. Federal Judge Robert Jonker set a Aug. 21 deadline for prosecutors to respond if Rep. Larry Inman asks to have two remaining charges dismissed. Inman is a Republican from the Traverse City area. He's accused of trying to trade votes for campaign money. A jury in December acquitted him of lying to the FBI but couldn't reach a verdict on charges of attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe. Inman denies wrongdoing. He can't run for re-election because of term limits.