The trial of former Clark County Commissioner Lynette Boggs probably will be postponed from next week to Jan. 26.
A District Court judge is scheduled to decide today whether to grant her attorney’s request for a delay.
Boggs’ lawyer, Gabriel Grasso, had said he would seek a postponement because of his involvement in several other trials over the next few months.
One of those cases involve robbery allegations against O.J. Simpson, who is scheduled to go to trial in September.
District Attorney David Roger said a six-month delay would pose no problems.
“We’ll be ready to go to trial in January,” Roger said.
Boggs is accused of perjuring herself when she signed candidacy papers in 2006. Prosecutors say the forms clearly state candidates risk perjury charges if they willfully give false information.
Prosecutors say Boggs was living at a home on Dutch Valley Drive, which is outside her district, even though she claimed in campaign papers to be living at a different house within the district.
Grasso said Boggs believed the house at Dutch Valley Drive would eventually be part of her district after rezoning.
A grand jury indicted Boggs in August 2007 on four charges, but Judge Donald Mosley in February dropped two charges that alleged Boggs improperly paid a baby sitter with campaign funds.