County Board Member Appears in Court for Election Fraud

Stephenson County Board member Jim Kuhlmeier makes his first appearnce in Court today, waiving his right for a preliminary hearing in his election fraud case.

Kuhlmeier's facing two felony counts of perjury and one misdemeanor count of disregarding the election code. The Stephenson County Electoral Board ruled that 11 of the 25 petition signatures needed for Kuhlmeier to run were invalid. Kuhlmeier faces up to five years in prison on each felony count, but his lawyer tells 23 news that the two sides are working on a resolution before it goes to trial.


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