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Judge delays trial of county commissioner in Kansas


October 18, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed until next year the fraud trial of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday set a new trial date for Jan. 29 in federal court in Wichita. It had been previously scheduled to begin Nov. 13.

The judge granted an unopposed defense request for more time.

Prosecutors say O'Donnell of fraudulently obtained $10,500 from his campaign accounts for his personal use. An indictment charges him with 23 counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.

The Wichita Republican was elected t...

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