Jury selection in the Rep. Fortenberry is set for Wednesday | Regional government
Jury selection is due to begin Wednesday in the trial of U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accused of lying to federal authorities investigating an illegal donation by a foreign national to his campaign.
U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld set the date in online court filings released earlier this week.
Fortenberry’s trial was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The nine-term Republican has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he intentionally misled investigators about his knowledge of the campaign donation.
Lawyers are still scheduled to meet with the judge on Tuesday to discuss the case. The trial is expected to last about four days.
Fortenberry’s lawsuit comes less than two months before the May 10 primary election in Nebraska. Another Republican, State Senator Mike Flood, is challenging Fortenberry in the GOP-leaning 1st Congressional District.
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