Verdict postponed in case against Ariz. lawmakerPosted: Updated:
CHANDLER -- An Arizona legislator will have to wait until Thursday to hear the verdict on misdemeanor charges that he stole and tampered with a 2008 campaign sign targeting him.
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Verdict expected today in Huppenthal case - A verdict is expected for a prominent Arizona legislator facing misdemeanor changes stemming from the removal of a 2008 campaign sign targeting him.
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The verdict had been scheduled to be read Tuesday for Republican Sen. John Huppenthal of Chandler.
But the lawmaker's attorney requested the verdict be read at a later day. The decision will be delivered Thursday afternoon.
Huppenthal testified that an apartment complex manager authorized him to remove the sign. A Democratic activist testified that Huppenthal removed the sign despite her protests.
If convicted, Huppenthal could face jail time, a fine or both.
Huppenthal formed a committee to explore a run for state superintendent of public instruction.
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