- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - In a story May 5 about the scheduling of a trial for a former Senate candidate from South Dakota, The Associated Press erroneously referred to 6th Judicial Circuit Court Judge John Brown as the court’s magistrate judge. Brown is its presiding judge.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Jury trial date scheduled for former Senate candidate Walker

Former US Senate candidate indicted on election law violations to stand trial in July

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A jury trial for a former U.S. Senate candidate who’s been indicted on election law violations has been scheduled.

Former independent candidate Clayton Walker is facing nine felony charges, including perjury and filing false election documents. He was indicted in June of last year on the election law violations.

Walker, of Black Hawk, was taken off the ballot after his nominating petitions were successfully challenged on grounds they included unregistered voters and had other discrepancies.

KCCR-AM reports (https://bit.ly/1DS7Xrd ) Presiding Judge John Brown scheduled Walker’s trial date for July 20 at a status hearing Tuesday.

Prior to the hearing, competency test was also performed on Walker. Officials determined he is fit to stand trial.

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