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Court Clerk Convicted Of ‘Ghost Employment’

The first black elected to statewide office was convicted Friday of having state employees work on taxpayer time on two of his campaigns.

Dwayne Brown, elected to a four-year term as court clerk in November 1990, was found guilty of seven felonies for having employees and interns in his office work on his failed campaigns for attorney general and Congress. The practice is sometimes called ghost employment.

Each count carries a maximum three-year prison term and $10,000 fine.



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