HAYS, Kan. (AP) _ Lawyers for the former bookkeeper of the Ellis County Historical Society want the county prosecutor's office removed from the case.
The Hays Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/PA4qaX ) that Connie Douglas is charged with felony theft by deception and is accused of using about $3,000 of the historical society's money.
Her lawyer, Alex Herman, has filed a motion asking District Judge Ed Bouker to disqualify the county attorney's office because Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees is on the historical society's board of directors.
Drees says the disciplinary office saw no conflict with his office handling the case. Drees also says directors have no authority over employees at the historical society. Another lawyer in Drees' office is handling the case.
Bouker says he'll hold a hearing on the request at a later date.
Information from: The Hays Daily News, http://www.hdnews.net