Indictment filed against SD US Senate candidate
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Hughes County grand jury has filed an indictment accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of violating election laws.
Jackley says the indictment Tuesday comes after he filed charges earlier this month accusing Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws.
Bosworth was arrested on June 4 and charged with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents. The 42-year-old Bosworth turned herself in to the Minnehaha County Jail and was released.
Authorities say she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.
Bosworth lost the Republican primary with just 6 percent of the vote.