Published: Apr 29, 2013 12:16 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 29, 2013 1:07 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The State Attorney's Office filed two misdemeanor charges against Edward Pope, a former State Trooper of the Year.

The charges relate to Pope's campaign for Charlotte County Sheriff last year. Court documents from the State say Pope made a false statement to investigators about raffle tickets, saying they were actually entrance tickets to a campaign event.