- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence city councilman ousted by his constituents after being charged for embezzlement says he is done with politics.

Kevin Jackson told WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/2p9Gly7 ) he will not run for office again, “but I’m not done with community.”

Jackson was indicted in July on charges he embezzled more than $125,000 from a youth track and field team. He says he’s innocent and has nothing to apologize for.

Residents voted 1,772-158 to recall the Democrat in a special election Tuesday. Jackson has also been fined by the Board of Elections for violating campaign finance laws.

The recall vote is unofficial and must be certified by an elections board later this month. A special election to fill Jackson’s seat will be held 90 days after it is officially declared vacant.


Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com

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