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Former lawmaker arrested on misdemeanor campaign charge

David Burkette


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama state senator who resigned suddenly this week has been arrested on misdemeanor campaign finance charges. 

The state attorney general said former State Sen. David Burkette was arrested Thursday on charges of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act during his run for Montgomery City Council five years ago.

The attorney general’s office said Burkette failed to deposit $3,625 in campaign contributions into his campaign checking account. The office alleges he instead deposited or cashed those contributions into or against his personal bank account.

Burkette resigned suddenly from the Alabama Senate on Tuesday.

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