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New House member faces charges under car title law

MOBILE (AP) — A freshman state representative is scheduled to be in court in Mobile on misdemeanor charges on the same day the Legislature begins its 2007 regular session.

Rep. James Gordon, D-Saraland, is scheduled to appear in Mobile Municipal Court on March 6 at 8 a.m. on two misdemeanor charges that he failed to deliver the titles for two used cars he sold to a Mobile couple.

The regular session of the Legislature begins at noon that day in Montgomery.

Gordon, who was elected to the Legislature in November, is a chiropractor who has sold used cars and telephone services. He denied the charges and said he would be vindicated in court.

"I'll try to turn the other cheek. All of it will be cleared up in March," Gordon told the Press-Register in a story Thursday.

Mobile city prosecutor David Wible, who handles the municipal criminal docket, said that failing to deliver a title is a Class A misdemeanor. If Gordon is found guilty, he could face up to 180 days in jail and up to $500 for each count.

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