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Ex-Lawmaker, Wife Admit Misusing Funds

<i> From Associated Press</i>

Former Rep. Carroll Hubbard Jr. (D-Ky.) and his wife pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing campaign contributions they received for their unsuccessful congressional races in 1992.

Hubbard, 56, and Carol Brown Hubbard, 53, were arraigned separately in U.S. District Court. They are free on their own recognizance pending sentencing June 16.

Assistant U.S. Atty. Tom S. Eicher said Hubbard engaged in a variety of abuses, including using campaign money to pay his daughter’s school tuition and other personal expenses, falsifying campaign finance reports, having House staff perform campaign duties during working hours and paying people to contribute money to Carol Hubbard’s campaign.

Hubbard was also accused of staging a phony burglary of his office in Paducah, Ky.

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Carol Hubbard, who ran for Congress in a separate district, was charged with a single misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting theft. She could be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to up to one year in prison and one year of probation.


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