- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A judge has delayed a trial for a central Arkansas county clerk accused of tampering with financial paperwork for elected officials.

Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter was charged in late October with tampering with public records. The 52-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.

The Log Cabin Democrat (https://bit.ly/1R647RL ) reports that Darter’s attorney filed a motion Friday requesting a delay in her trial. A county judge granted the motion Monday and rescheduled the trial from June to mid-October.

Court documents show Darter’s charge stems from a prosecuting attorney’s request for a criminal investigation into the date that elected officials filed financial paperwork versus the date stamp posted on the documents.

Darter won the Republican nomination for county clerk in March and will face Democrat Penny McClung in November.


Information from: Log Cabin Democrat, https://www.thecabin.net

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