Former Calhoun magistrate Steve Johnson's case has been re-scheduled for August 26 before Calhoun Circuit Court in Grantsville, according to special prosecutor Robert Schulenberg III of Charleston.

Schulenberg was appointed to the case after Calhoun Prosecuting Attorney Tony Morgan recused himself.

The plea of information was to have been heard on July 29, but was postponed because Judge David Nibert was hearing a murder case in another county.

The hearing of a plea, according to the court officials, in this case, would be in lieu of a criminal indictment. If the plea arrangement is not accepted, the issue would go before a Grand Jury for consideration.

Allegations by the West Virginia Supreme Court against Johnson are related to embezzlement or misappropriation of "a few thousand dollars" from the court, after an audit was made by the State Auditor's office.

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