Omega Paulite, the woman who allegedly was involved in an immigration fraud scheme with former Rep. Nathan Cooper, R-Cape Girardeau, entered a not guilty plea today in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Ms. Paulite remains free on bond. An evidentiary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 20. Ms. Paulite is being represented by a federal public defender.
Cooper, pleaded guilty earlier this month and will be sentenced in October. He resigned his position in the Missouri House of Representatives.
This link will take you to an affidavit describing Ms. Paulite's role in the fraud scheme.