Tennessee senator to change plea in campaign fraud case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator who has been indicted on charges that he violated federal campaign finance requested a hearing to change his original not guilty plea.
Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey initially criticized the charges as a “political witch hunt.”
According to court documents filed Thursday, Kelsey is asking the federal court to “to set a change of plea hearing in this matter.”
The two page motion does not specify what charges or if the move is part of a plea agreement.
Kelsey’s attorney, Paul Bruno, did not immediately return a request for comment. Kelsey’s trial had been set for January 2023.