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Staff of Former Congressman Faces Fraud Charges

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Thursday announced that his office is filing criminal charges against four members of former Democratic Rep. Thad McCotter's congressional staff. The accusations relate to alleged fraud surrounding nominating petitions for McCotter's 2012 re-election campaign.

Schuette's office identified the following people as those facing charges: Deputy District Director Don Yowchuang, District Director Paul Seewald, District Representative Mary Melissa Turnbull and former scheduler Lorianne O'Brady. Yowchauang, Seewald and Turnbull were given felony charges.

Source: ABC News. Read full article. (link)

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