A South Australian MP facing more than 20 theft and dishonesty charges will enter pleas when his case returns to court in June.
Troy Bell's case came before Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Monday with the independent MP charged with 20 counts of dishonestly taking property without consent and six counts of dishonestly dealing with documents.
Bell is accused of misappropriating more than $2 million.
All the charges, which follow an investigation by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, relate to a period before he entered state parliament.
Court documents allege Bell dishonestly dealt with money from the South East Education and Training Association and the Limestone Coast Education and Training Association between 2009 and 2012.
The six dishonestly dealing with documents charges relate to offences against the Millicent High School between 2010 and 2013.
Amounts in the individual charges range from $4000 to more than $180,000.
Bell was first elected in the seat of Mount Gambier as a Liberal in 2014 but quit the party after his arrest in August last year.
He said before the March state election poll he had decided to stand as an independent to ensure voters had the opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice.
He went on to retain the seat with more than 60 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.
Outside a previous court appearance, Bell vowed to "vigorously" defend the allegations against him.
"I've done nothing wrong and that will be proven in time," he told reporters.
The 44-year-old did not attend Monday's hearing.
His bail was continued and he was ordered to return to court on June 18 to answer the charges.