Delegate Joe Morrissey Expected To Appear In Court Monday

HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — Delegate Joe Morrissey (I — Henrico) is expected back in court Monday, trying to get back items seized by police from his law office.

The state lawmaker faces four felony charges in connection to an alleged fraudulent document submitted in connection to his teen sex scandal.

Morrissey says he wants case files and computers back because his law practice as been at a virtual standstill since police seized them, he says.

Prosecutors say Morrissey entered evidence at a hearing for the teen sex case that was forged. Authorities executed a search warrant last month after Morrissey was charged with fabricating a document he presented as evidence.

In December, the lawmaker was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was sentenced to six months in jail, which he is serving on a work-release program.

A judge is set to hear Morrissey’s motion later this morning.

Morrissey’s trial begins April 28 and will last three days.

Stay with 8News for the latest updates to this developing story.

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