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Wire fraud trial moved to January
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A Cleveland man accused of wire fraud totaling more than $200,000 had his trial date moved to January, according to court documents.

Elmer Swain Stewart, 65, will appear for trial in U.S. District Court Jan. 9.

Stewart was previously scheduled to appear for trial on Oct. 11, but his counsel, Natasha Perdew Silas and Stephen Johnson, filed a notice that “he was admitted to the hospital in the early morning hours” of Oct. 10.

Stewart has maintained his innocence after the federal charges were brought in January 2015.

According to the FBI, the Cleveland man is accused of taking more than $200,000 for timber rights and real estate deals that did not exist.

The indictment alleges this occurred between January 2006 and January 2012.

The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story.

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