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Vice-chair of airport authority accused of falsifying election documents

Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 13:26:13-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Commissioner James Walker Herston, Vice-Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority, was arrested on a warrant Thursday, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Herston is accused of falsifying election documents by misrepresenting to voters that he lived in District 5 when he did not. He was elected as a board member for that district.

According to a statement by the attorney's office, it is alleged that Herston has never lived in District 5.

Herston is charged with one count each of Unauthorized or Unlawful Acts Related to Driver’s License or Identification Card and Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information.

He was also charged with two counts of perjury.

A criminal arraignment is scheduled for May 2. Herston is currently free on $10,000 bond.