Delay Sought in Rep. Art Wittich Trial

The Bozeman Republican is accused of failing to report contributions from the conservative nonprofit

By Dillon Tabish

BOZEMAN — A judge has tentatively agreed to delay the political practices trial against state Rep. Art Wittich.

The Bozeman Republican is accused of failing to report contributions from the conservative nonprofit Western Tradition Partnership during his 2010 campaign.

His attorney, Quentin Rhoades of Missoula, requested the Feb. 22 trial be rescheduled because he will be lead defense attorney in a homicide trial earlier that month.

In the Oct. 20 order, Lewis and Clark District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock in Helena said he would agree to a new date in March or April.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a rescheduling hearing is set for Nov. 6.

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