Attorney: Charged Topeka official mulling options

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for a Topeka City Council member facing two felony charges says his client is considering whether he’ll fight the charges and an attempt to remove him from office.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QJvgCI ) that attorney Chris Joseph said Councilman John Campos II is not sure what he’ll do and must decide whether a public battle serves his interests, his family or his constituents.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor filed a lawsuit this week seeking Campos’ ouster. Taylor also filed charges against Campos of making a false writing and interfering with law enforcement.

The charges allege Campos altered a proof-of-insurance form to get out of a citation for driving without insurance and disposed of the form. Joseph said the form may only have been difficult to read.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

 

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