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Recent Campaign Filing Raises New Questions About Halfaday

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The latest campaign finance reports are in for Decision 2011 and James Halfaday, the former Charlottesville City Council candidate now facing election fraud charges, may have a lot of unexplained money in his account.

The ex-city council candidate says he has thousands of dollars in a campaign account. But now there are questions about what happens to that money and what happens if James Halfaday shows up to vote in the city on Election Day.

The former Charlottesville City Council candidate claims to have $8,657.65 in a Suntrust bank account. That is according to his latest campaign finance report filed Monday.

Halfaday is currently facing four felony election fraud charges. Prosecutors say he used a false address when he certified his candidacy for city council with the voter registrar. NBC29 visited the listed address on Sunset Road on Monday and no one had heard of him, even though Halfaday is still a registered voter in the city of Charlottesville.

However, Halfaday's arrest warrants put his home on Richmond Road near Pantops mountain and the landlord for the property says Halfaday has rented there for a couple of years and has a current lease. So NBC29 went to that house to look for answers about the money in the account, as well as if he was going on vote in the city. But Halfaday didn't answer.

The big question now is, on Election Day, will he show up to vote at his precinct at Johnson Elementary School?

As for the money, Halfaday can do three things. He can divide it up and give it back to the donors, give it to charity, or give it to another campaign. Halfaday will be back in General District Court on December 15.

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