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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Leighton mayor faces ethics fines

LEIGHTON (AP) — Mayor Lawayne Harrison, who was accused of using his office for personal gain, has admitted to two minor ethics violations and faces a possible fine of up to $2,000.

Ethics Commission Executive Director Jim Sumner said the mayor, who is in the third year of his first term. settled the case through an administrative resolution after he admitted to committing a minor violation. The allegation was that he had sold insurance to a city water department employee during work hours.

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