SALT LAKE CITY — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris isn’t headed to Utah after all, her campaign confirmed Wednesday amid allegations of fraud against someone purporting to be on her fundraising team.

It had been advertised Harris was scheduled to participate in a panel discussion alongside Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera and others on July 17 at The Wave, a coworking space and social club for women in downtown Salt Lake City.

The California senator, among the top Democratic contenders in the 2020 presidential race according to recent polls, was also set to hold a $200-a-plate campaign fundraiser later that evening at the same venue.

“It came to the campaign’s attention that an individual has been promoting an event with the senator under false pretenses,” Kate Waters, traveling press secretary for Harris’ campaign, said in a statement. “We are investigating the situation.”

Waters also said that Harris has no immediate plans to come to Utah.

“Unfortunately at this time there are no events scheduled in Salt Lake City,” she said.

On Wednesday, The Wave posted a news release on Facebook stating a call had been received the day before from attorneys for Harris’ campaign saying a cease and desist letter had been sent to a …read more

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