BARNSTABLE (CBS/AP) — The arraignment of former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and convenience store magnate Christy Mihos on charges of assaulting his wife was postponed Tuesday until next month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Mihos, who lives in Yarmouth, was scheduled to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court but he was not present for proceedings on his lawyer’s advice.

Defendants previously had been allowed to be absent from their arraignment if their attorney was present.

But that rule was recently amended so they are required to attend.

The judge rescheduled the arraignment for Sept. 20.

Andrea Mihos claims her husband threatened her and pushed her during an argument at their Yarmouth home in July last year.

Mihos’ attorney says no assault took place and the allegations were fabricated to give Mihos’ wife leverage in divorce proceedings.

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