Eagle Mountain Mayor's Trial Date Set

Eagle Mountain Mayor's Trial Date Set

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(Provo-AP) -- The mayor who admitted to concocting a fake kidnapping story will go to trial in March.

Eagle Mountain Mayor Kelvin Bailey was charged with a misdemeanor for giving false reports to officers. The 47-year old says he told his wife he was the victim of a kidnapping last March and was forced to take a four-state journey after being carjacked.

Bailey's attorney says his wife called police.

Bailey later confessed. He says he told his wife the lie as a way of explaining the stress he was feeling from running the city and his own business.

Several city council members have called for Bailey's resignation.

But he made a public apology in April and said he'll finish the remaining two years of his term.

He faces up to six months in jail and a fine.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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