Fraud trial for Michael O'Donnell delayed

August 21, 2018 - 11:00 am
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A federal judge has granted an unopposed defense request to delay the fraud trial of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren set a new trial date for Nov. 13th in federal court in Wichita. Prosecutors say O'Donnell fraudulently obtained $10,500 from his campaign accounts for his personal use. A revised indictment charged him last week with 23 counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. His court appearance on the new indictment is Aug. 28th. O'Donnell was elected to the state Senate in 2012 for a term that ended in January 2017. He did not run for re-election and instead was elected to the Sedgwick County Commission. His term is set to expire in 2020.

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