SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- The mayor of Shawnee has been arrested and charged with perjury, according to Johnson County court documents.
According to court documents, Michelle R. Distler was charged on November 23rd, 2020 with perjury. Perjury is defined as lying while testifying during a court proceeding.
Court documents said the charges stem from a proceeding on March 7th, 2020.
Distler posted a bond of $2,500 and has been released.
The city released the following statement:
The city was notified that the Johnson County District Attorney filed a charge against Mayor Michelle Distler on December 2, 2020. We want to reassure our community that City services and programs will not be impacted.
The district attorney's office went back 10 years and said this is they only case charged under this statute and subsection.