Matthews, a former Montgomery County commissioner, spent a year on probation after agreeing to enter a probationary program for first-time offenders without admitting any guilt.
As part of his agreement with prosecutors, Matthews did not admit guilt but agreed to enter the ARD program and spend a year on probation.
Court officials in Montgomery County are now seeking an “out of county” district court judge to decide whether former county commissioner James Matthews will be held for trial on perjury charges.
Matthews failed to show up for the commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday morning, which included a critical public hearing on the budget.
The chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners has been charged with perjury and false swearing stemming from an 18-month grand jury investigation into allegations of political corruption in county government.
Joe Hoeffel, Montgomery County Commissioner, is expected to hold a news conference Monday morning in Norristown to make an announcement that could shake up the Democratic Party.
The political wars are about to erupt in Montgomery County, but the Democrats may be leading the way this time.
According to the Times-Herald newspaper, one of their reporters overheard commissioners Jim Matthews and Joe Hoeffel talking about county business over meals at a local restaurant.