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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Prosecutor seeks to remove candidate from Lee's Summit council race

A hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. today before a Jackson County Judge regarding a civil action filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office seeking to declare Franklin D. Tatro ineligible from seeking office on the Lee’s Summit City Council, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tatro is currently a candidate for the Lee’s Summit council, but the prosecutor’s office, after Lee’s Summit Police submitted information late Friday, filed on Sunday a Petition in Quo Warranto. If upheld, such civil action would declare Tatro ineligible because records show that he was earlier convicted in Missouri of a felony.

The hearing will be held in a courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse Annex in Independence.

See attached civil filing.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

Charging Document(s)
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