HARRISBURG (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge has begun serving a prison sentence in a long-running case. Charles McCullough’s incarceration today all-but ensures that he will be in prison as voters decide whether to back his wife in her bid for an open state Supreme Court seat. Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough is seeking the Republican nomination in May 18′s primary election. Charles McCullough was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 5 years in prison for using his power of attorney to take $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly woman and spending it on campaign and charitable contributions. He had remained free on appeal since his sentencing in 2015.

CHARLES MCCULLOUGH

JUDGE PATRICIA MCCULLOUGH