SALT LAKE CITY -- A Provo city councilman charged with 10 felonies following a string of citizen complaints is scheduled for a court appearance to waive his preliminary hearing.
Court records show Steven C. Turley is set for a hearing in American Fork's 4th District Court on Tuesday.
Turley is charged with seven counts of communication fraud, two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and one count of a pattern of unlawful activity. All are second-degree felonies.
Prosecutors allege Turley defrauded people in real estate deals, including one over the age of 65 and another who is mentally disabled.
Turley has served as a councilman for seven years. He has refused to resign despite a request from the mayor and other council members.
Defense attorney Brett Tolman says Turley denies the allegations.