Fullwood trial delayed; another opponent emerges

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OF FLORIDA

A federal judge Monday agreed to push back the start of state Rep. Reggie Fullwood’s trial on wire-fraud and tax charges, after the Jacksonville Democrat›s attorney pointed to «relatively voluminous» information in the case.

Federal prosecutors announced last month that Fullwood, a three-term lawmaker, had been indicted on 10 counts of wire fraud and four counts of failure to file federal income-tax returns for 2010 through 2013.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard said the case had been set on the June trial calendar but is continued to an August term.

Fullwood has filed to run for re-election in Duval County’s House District 13, and a primary – if needed – will be held Aug. 30. On Monday, a second Republican candidate, David Lee Robertson, filed paperwork to run for the seat. Another Republican, Darren Gardner, opened a campaign account last week.

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