BOSTON (AP) — The ethics case against former Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill has been continued until the end of next month after his new lawyer asked for more time to familiarize himself with the case.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

Cahill and attorney Jeffrey Denner made a brief appearance in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday.

Cahill is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state lottery as a means of promoting his unsuccessful independent campaign for governor in 2010. The treasurer oversees the lottery.

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He’s charged with violating state ethics laws and procurement fraud.

Denner says the charges are “vague” and difficult to define.

Cahill said after the hearing he’s holding up well and is confident his legal team will prove he did nothing wrong.

Two top former top aides have also pleaded not guilty.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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