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Local Candidate Charged Obtains Lawyer

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

A local candidate has acquired an attorney in response to recent charges filed. As previously reported on KCII, 57 year old Robert Yoder of Kalona has been charged with one count of Unlawful Transfer of Campaign Funds.  Yoder has obtained an attorney from Kalona, Barb Edmondson.

Edmondson says “Yoder was never contacted or asked about this matter prior to the charge being filed.”

According to the clerk of court’s office, the local magistrate and district associate judge have abstained from taking part in the case and a judge from a different county must be assigned.  A preliminary hearing has been set for 9:00, Friday August 10th.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the person charged is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. KCII will monitor this story and bring you more information when it becomes official.