O'Donnell appears in court on amended charges

He entered a not guilty plea

WICHITA, Kan - Sedgwick County commissioner Michael O'Donnell has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering. 

O'Donnell is accused of taking around $10,000 from his campaign accounts and transferring it to his personal accounts.   He was originally charged in June, and a new 26-count indictment was issued in August, dropping a charge of bank fraud.  

A judge denied a request by O'Donnell's attorneys to dismiss the federal charges.  The attorneys had argued that the case should fall under the jurisdiction of local and state courts.  

A trial date for O'Donnell has been scheduled for November 13th. 

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