WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Seven people charged in the District 9 ballot fraud investigation were back in court Monday.
McCrae Dowless is facing charges of felony obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice and possession of absentee ballot.
Dowless initially retained Raleigh attorney Tom Manning to defend him on the new charges, but Monday, court officials announced Manning had stepped down as Dowless' attorney.
Dowless was granted a court appointed attorney.
The Wake County district attorney also charged Lisa Britt, Ginger S. Eason, Woody D. Hester, James Singletary, Jessica Dowless and Kelly Hendrix last week.
Those six defendants requested and received court appointed attorneys.
© 2020 Cox Media Group