A September trial date has been set for Gloversville, New York Mayor Dayton King, who is accused of using his position to access information on his campaign opponent, according to The Leader-Herald.
The misconduct charges were brought against King by state police in December. Former mayoral candidate and city firefighter William Rowback Jr. filed a complaint with troopers based on the alleged release of information from Rowback’s employee personnel file. Troopers allege King used his position as mayor to gain access to, and review, Rowback’s file and then released the information during a live debate on a local radio station in October.
Rowback beat King in the Republican primary, but lost the general election on a recount.
Jury selection is scheduled for September 11th.