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Kansas mayor accused of perjury gets diversion agreement


February 4, 2021

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — The mayor of Shawnee, Kansas, has reached a diversion agreement with prosecutors that would resolve a perjury charge stemming from an open meetings complaint she filed using the name of another person without his permission.

An online notation in the case against Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler indicates an order of diversion was entered on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reported.

Her attorney, Robin Fowler, said in an emailed statement that Distler believes the diversion agreement is an appropriate way to resolve the matter.

"She looks forward to moving on with her li...

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