January 26, 2012
James Halfaday, the former Charlottesville City Council candidate charged with election fraud, was back in Charlottesville General District Court Thursday where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
When asked to comment on the case, Halfaday said, "Let me find out what's going on here first." He had no other comment.
The former Democratic candidate has been accused of using a false address when submitting official election documents to the registrar. Election fraud is a felony offense that carries a maximum penalty of up to ten years in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.
Upon being charged in October 2011, Halfaday said, "I am not guilty of these charges. I ask that no one judge me before I have had my day in court. Until the cases are completed, I will have no further comments."
Halfaday finished last in a field of seven candidates competing in the Democratic primary last year. He case will go before a grand jury on Feb. 21.
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