- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The trial for a former U.S. Senate candidate accused of election law violations has been delayed again.

KCCR-AM reports (https://bit.ly/1Bv9B45 ) that Annette Bosworth was scheduled to stand trial in February in Hughes County. The trial has now been rescheduled for the middle of May at the request of the defense.

Bosworth is charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents. The charges carry a maximum punishment of 24 years in prison and $48,000 in fines.

Authorities say the physician fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.

Bosworth lost the June 3 Republican primary with 6 percent of the vote and was charged the following day.

The former candidate was originally supposed to stand trial in November.

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Information from: KCCR-AM, https://www.todayskccr.com/


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