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September 03, 2014 12:54 PM

Bosworth Trial Scheduled For February In Pierre

Pierre, SD

Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth is scheduled to stand trial in February on election law violations.

The trial of the Sioux Falls Republican is on the calendar for Feb. 4-6 at the Hughes County Courthouse. Her trial had originally been scheduled for November.

Bosworth is charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents, which 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. She said she was the victim of "political persecution."

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