Ex-legislator pleads not guilty

Kansas lawmaker accused of stealing $450,000 in COVID-19 funds


State News

September 24, 2021 - 5:06 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps has pleaded not guilty to 19 counts that allege he tried to defraud federal, state and county government organizations out of more than $450,000 in coronavirus relief funding. 

Capps entered the plea Wednesday via video conference from his lawyer’s office during his arraignment hearing, the Wichita Eagle reported. Capps also agreed to surrender his passport while he awaits trial. 

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