Lawmaker agrees to diversion on perjury charge

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Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas has entered into a diversion agreement with Johnson County prosecutors that will allow an election perjury charge to be dropped.

Thomas, 36, signed the one-year diversion agreement with the Johnson County district attorney on July 3.

The Olathe legislator declined comment and a spokeswoman for District Attorney Steve Howe said he was out of the office and unavailable for comment.

The agreement was filed with the court clerk late Tuesday afternoon after a hearing in which Thomas did not appear with his lawyer.

Judge Sara Welch approved the agreement after she was advised that . . .

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