Topeka councilman charged with 2 felonies

Gavel (KSN File Photo)
Gavel (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Shawnee County district attorney is seeking the ouster of a Topeka city councilman who faces two felony charges.

Court records indicate John Campos II was charged Monday with one count of false writing and one count of Interference with law enforcement. Campos is accused of presenting a fake insurance card to the city’s legal department while seeking to have a ticket from a traffic stop dismissed.

The petition from Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor says Campos’ alleged actions violate state law and require him to give up his council seat.

WIBW NewsNow reports Campos declined to comment on the charges. The city referred all questions to Taylor, whose office said he would have no comment.

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