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Former Tomah Mayoral candidate going to trial

SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) – Former Tomah Mayoral candidate Le Roy Kelsey is going to trial for making false statements under oath.

Earlier this year, prosecutors said Kelsey knowingly marked “no” on his mayoral candidate form that he was never convicted of a felony. Kelsey was convicted of a felony in 1990 for taking $7,000 from the Sparta American Legion. It is against the law to run for a state office if you have a felony conviction.

The conviction meant he wasn't eligible to hold a seat on the Tomah City Council as well. He resigned from that position shortly after the conviction controversy came to light.

Kelsey is charged with false swearing-government setting which is a felony.

Thursday in Monroe County court, Kelsey pleaded not guilty to the charge. The case is now set for trial. No date was set for the trial.

Kelsey is expected back in court in June.

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