Maryland election robocalls: Julius Henson in court Monday

Members of Ehrlich's campaign are accused of trying to suppress voter turnout.

BALTIMORE (AP) - A political operative accused of using robocalls to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election will be back in court this week.

The trial for Julius Henson, a campaign consultant for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich in his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, is scheduled to begin Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court.

The calls told supporters of O'Malley and President Barack Obama to relax because they had won. Henson has said he did not believe the calls were illegal and weren't meant to suppress the vote.

Henson's trial was postponed in November after a judge recused himself because he was appointed by O'Malley. Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick was tried separately in the same case and was found guilty of all four counts he faced.