BELTON — The next pre-trial hearing was scheduled in a second-degree felony case against a Killeen man accused of voter fraud in the last Killeen City Council election.
Klaus Michael Adam, 77, was present at the Bell County courthouse on Friday for a pre-trial hearing on his case, which was rescheduled for another hearing on Sept. 13.
A defense attorney for Adam said he is still gathering facts and evidence in the case.
“It’s still early in this case and we’re waiting on discovery,” said Steve Duskie, Adam’s defense attorney. “Until we get (discovery), I’m not in a position to talk about the case. But I am looking forward to defending Mr. Adam.”
Adam was indicted on June 26 on a charge of criminal attempt at illegal voting, according to court documents. The state alleges that during the City of Killeen municipal election on May 4 Adam illegally voted by casting ballots for candidates in District 3 and District 4, where he did not reside and was not eligible to vote. Adam also cast a ballot in the District 2 election, where he resides, according to the indictment.
The city of Killeen previously issued a statement that said “the improper votes cast did not affect the outcome of any of the district elections because of the significant vote differential in each race.”
Adam, a former municipal election judge, was released on a $20,000 bond.