04/25/2013 01:23 EDT | Updated 06/25/2013 05:12 EDT

Case of former Manitoba Liberal on elections violations put over to May 9

WINNIPEG - The case of a former Manitoba Liberal accused of violating the province's election law has been pushed back to May 9.

A lawyer for Dennis Trochim (TROH'-chim) appeared in court and said more time was needed.

Trochim faces eight charges related to knowingly providing false or misleading information — including to the elections commissioner.

The charges relate to Trochim's actions when he was the party's executive director and an agent for at least one candidate in the 2011 provincial election.

Trochim released a statement last month in which he said he filed paperwork incorrectly and was overworked at the time.

The maximum penalty for the charges against Trochim is a $10,000 and one year in jail.