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Judge says he will allow former SD official to testify in trial over election law violations


PIERRE, South Dakota — A South Dakota judge says he will allow a former state official to testify in the trial of a former U.S. Senate candidate accused of election law violations.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 18 in the trial of Annette Bosworth, a Sioux Falls doctor who has pleaded not guilty to a dozen felony counts. Bosworth lost the June 2014 Republican primary with 6 percent of the vote and was charged the following day.

A pretrial hearing in the case was held Friday. KCCR-AM reports that Judge John Brown denied a request by Bosworth's attorneys to scrap testimony from former Secretary of State Chris Nelson, but the judge will limit the scope of his presentation.

Testimony in the case is expected to begin on the third day of trial.

Information from: KCCR-AM,

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