DA files misdemeanor charge against Topeka city councilman

Shawnee County prosecutors have charged a Topeka city councilman with failing to disclose that he is an officer of a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that court records show that Chad Manspeaker was charged with the misdemeanor criminal charge Tuesday. Manspeaker said in a written statement that he would “rather not comment at this time,” noting that the case is pending.

Manspeaker didn’t run for re-election and leaves his city council seat on April 14. His last full meeting on the city council was last week.

It wasn’t immediately clear what tax-exempt entity Manspeaker is accused of failing to disclose in his role as a public officer.