Steve King appears in court

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Embattled Republican Steve King made his first appearance in a Mesa County court Monday on charges of embezzlement of public property, forgery, second degree forgery, theft, and first degree official misconduct.

King appeared before Judge Valerie Robison, who had only this one listed item on her agenda Monday.

The advisement hearing lasted just a few minutes where Judge Robison disclosed the fact that her and King have worked together in the past and their kids were on the same sports teams. Assistant District Attorney Mark Hulbert, for the 18th Judicial District, said he's not concerned at this point about their relationship as he understands how connected community members are in small towns. Defense Attorney David Kaplan also had no issues with their connection.

A review hearing is scheduled for October 23rd.

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