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Kuhl pleads not guilty

Judge declines to alter terms of bond

At an arraignment hearing last week, County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was asked how she intends to plead to the felony and three misdemeanors she has been charged with.

“Not guilty, your honor,” she repeated four times.

This plea gives Kuhl the right to a public jury trial, said Judge Stuart S. Healy III, who presided over the hearing and said he will now enter a criminal case management order.

The date of Kuhl’s trial was not set, though the judge stated that the order kickstarts a number of deadlines on both sides and a date for her pre-trial conference will be scheduled shortly. At that time, Jud...

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