With a trial set for next month, lawyers for a key figure in the campaign finance scandal are asking a judge to throw out the government’s case against their client because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct.

Nancy Luque, lead attorney for Democratic fund-raiser Maria Hsia, claims that prosecutors connived to gain access to damaging information about her client and then used it to win an indictment before the grand jury. She argues that the allegedly ill-gotten facts taint the government’s entire case against Hsia.

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