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I took this material out on January 29, 2010 because it is the only information in what otherwise was a minor stub article and as a result seems to give undue weight to these events. This material could possibly go back in the article when the article provides significantly more general information about Mr. Weiler, so that this material does not appear to be the sum-and-substance of what one might want to know about him.Leslie Graves 14:58, 29 January 2010 (CST)
On March 29, 2009 Weiler was arrested on charges of assault. He pushed his wife, Nicole and caused her to fall on the ground at a gas station close to their home.
After an initial not guilty plea on April 9th, 2009, Weiler pleaded guilty on April 16th, 7 days later, to simple assault, a misdemeanor charge.
House Majority Leader Al Carlson stated that he would not face any sanctions for his behavior in the legislature. House Minority Leader made the following statement about Carlson's decision:
- "This incident is not only a criminal offense according to North Dakota law, it is an offense that's very unacceptable to the vast majority of North Dakotans. Rep. Weiler's guilty plea is just that: an admission of guilt to simple assault, domestic violence. Instead of dismissing the situation, Carlson needs to justify why Weiler deserves to continue to serve the people as a state representative."
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