This post has been updated.
Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth (R) turned herself in to the Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota in response to a warrant for her arrest.
According to the Argus Leader of South Dakota on Wednesday, the warrant for Bosworth’s arrest was issued by Attorney General Marty Jackley earlier in the day. The warrant was issued for perjury, according to the Argus Leader.
Bosworth told South Dakota’s KELOLAND News that she had been charged with “six counts of perjury and six counts of offering a false or forged instrument for filing.”
During Bosworth’s Senate campaign she was accused of submitting nominating petitions that listed her as the person circulating the petition, even though she was said to be in the Philippines on vacation at the time of circulation. One of the petitions reportedly involved her sister, Peggy Craig.
Bosworth maintained she hadn’t done anything wrong in an interview with the Argus Leader.
“Did I know the people that signed the petition? Yes. Are they South Dakotans? Yes. Do they support me? Yes,” she said.
Attorney General Marty Jackley reportedly said last month he was investigating several possible criminal petitions at the request of Secretary of State Jason Gant (R). Jackley is in contact with U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson, as it pertains to a federal election.
Bosworth was defeated in the South Dakota Republican primary for Senate on Tuesday by former Gov. Mike Rounds (R).
Read the criminal complaint documents related to Bosworth’s warrant as well as a statement from the Attorney General’s office below:
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