A federal judge on Monday agreed to push back the start of state Rep. Reggie Fullwood’s trial on wire-fraud and tax charges, after the Jacksonville Democrat’s attorney pointed to “relatively voluminous” information in the case.
Federal prosecutors announced last month that Fullwood, a three-term lawmaker, had been indicted on 10 counts of wire fraud and four counts of failure to file federal income-tax returns for 2010 through 2013.
Among other things, the charges say Fullwood used campaign funds for personal expenses.
Fullwood’s attorney filed a motion last week seeking a continuance, which was granted Monday by U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard, according to court documents.
The judge’s order said the case had been set on the June trial calendar but is continued to an August term.
Fullwood has filed to run for re-election in House District 13. A primary — if needed — will be held Aug. 30. The general election is Nov. 8.
On Monday, a second Republican candidate, David Lee Robertson, filed paperwork as a first step toward running for the seat. Republican Darren Gardner opened a campaign account last week.
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