Zelenik Charged with Contempt

Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik is facing charges of criminal contempt for allegedly not complying with a subpoena.

According to court documents, the Murfreesboro Republican was instructed to report for a deposition on July 12th. The day prior, her attorney asked to reschedule, saying the candidate had forgotten to include the appointment on her schedule and was too busy campaigning to do it this month, anyway. When he wasn’t able to change the date, her attorney filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

According to today’s filing, that motion was denied. When it came time for the deposition everyone showed up except Zelenik.

Wilson County Chancellor C.K. Smith today set September 13th as the date for Zelenik’s hearing on the contempt charges.

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