Political robo-call trial under way in Madison



    MADISON, S.D. (AP) - Trial is underway for a Sioux Falls man accused of violating South Dakota election law.
 
     Thirty-two-year-old Republican activist Daniel Willard is accused of sending robo-calls attacking Republican political leaders before the 2012 election without required disclaimers. The charges are misdemeanors. Willard has pleaded not guilty.
 
     A jury was seated Monday in Madison and attorneys on both sides were scheduled to give opening statements on Tuesday. The trial is expected to last through the week.
 
     
 AP-WF-08-27-13 1258GMT
 

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Locations : MadisonSouth Dakota
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