The state attorney general of Alabama filed court papers Thursday naming state Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Greensboro Democrat, and others as suspects in a voter fraud investigation in west Alabama.
The court papers also accuse Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins of trying to impede the Hale County investigation to "protect members of his family," including Singleton.
Attorney General Troy King asked the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to force Wiggins to step aside from one part of the voter fraud investigation because three members of his family are suspects.
King says the three are "directly benefiting from the court's quashing of the search warrant and subpoenas."
Singleton said Thursday he had not seen the court filing and wanted to discuss it with his attorney before commenting. His 24th District is comprised of Bibb, Choctaw, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa counties.
Wiggins did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.