Topeka — A Kansas panel has rescheduled a hearing for a former deputy attorney general facing an ethics complaint over investigations of abortion providers.
The hearing for Eric Rucker by the state Board for Discipline of Attorneys had been scheduled to start April 27. It's been postponed to May 11 because Rucker's lawyer had a scheduling conflict.
The complaint accuses Rucker of making false statements to other officials, including the Kansas Supreme Court, to further investigations of abortion providers. He denies the allegations.
Rucker was Phill Kline's chief deputy when Kline served as attorney general in 2003-07 and as Johnson County district attorney in 2007-08. Kline also faces an ethics complaint.