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Airport authority leader to be arraigned on perjury charges

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Posted at 8:25 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 17:49:26-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The vice-chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority will be in court for arraignment Monday morning.

Commissioner James Walker Herston is accused of falsifying election documents — misrepresenting to voters that he lived in a certain district when he, in fact, did not.

Herston was elected as a board member for District 5 back in 2020. According to a statement from the State Attorney's office, Herston never lived within the boundaries of that district.

Arrest documents also show Herston made up a fake name in an application for a Florida driver's license that was submitted in 2015.

Herston faces charges including perjury. He is out of jail on $10,000 bond.