- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A lawmaker facing charges for allegedly submitting fraudulent pay stubs to secure a $3,000 loan in 2010 has won the Democratic primary for his Michigan House seat.

State Rep. Brian Banks of Harper Woods defeated five other candidates Tuesday and moves on to the November general election.

Banks was charged by Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office in June. An investigator’s affidavit says Banks sought a personal loan from a credit union.

If convicted, the 39-year-old would be considered a habitual offender and might potentially face life imprisonment after previous bad check and credit card fraud convictions.

Banks first won election to Michigan’s 1st House District in 2012. The district includes parts of Detroit, Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores.

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