The State : Lewis Ordered to Stand Trial

A Sacramento Superior Court judge ordered Republican Assemblyman John R. Lewis of Orange to stand trial Sept. 25 on charges of forging former President Ronald Reagan's name on campaign endorsement letters mailed to California voters in 1986. Lewis, who was indicted Feb. 6 by the Sacramento County Grand Jury, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before trial. Lewis' lawyer, Clyde M. Blackmon, and the deputy attorney general prosecuting the case had tentatively agreed to start the trial Sept. 8, but delayed it two weeks so that Lewis could be present in the Legislature for the end of the first half of the 1989-1990 session.

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