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King pleads not guilty in election qualifying case

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Posted: Mar 25, 2014 4:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: yolanda king, new orleans judge

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King has pleaded not guilty to charges that she falsified her address last year when qualifying to run.

King's attorney, Clarence Roby Jr., entered the plea Monday while King stood silently before Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter.

Hunter set bail at $30,000 for King, and then released her on her own recognizance.

A grand jury indicted King Thursday, accusing her of falsifying public records and forging election documents.

King declined to comment as she left the courtroom, refusing to say whether she stands by the affidavit she filed last year in which she stated that she lived at 5336 Stillwater Drive, New Orleans. State prosecutors allege she actually lived in St. Tammany Parish.

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