Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dennis Lennox facing restored campaign finance violation charge; Embezzlement count added

CHEBOYGAN — The Cheboygan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office re-filed a misdemeanor campaign charge against Cheboygan County Drain Commissioner Dennis Lennox and former 105th State House candidate, alleging that Lennox used political events to fulfill court-ordered community service.

Cheboygan County Prosecutor Daryl Vizina said in a press release today that Lennox turned in a community service log detailing 36 hours of service. But, Vizina said, "the majority of the hours submitted consisted of various political or campaign events, such as distributing information for the Republican Party and coordinating a local Tea Party political rally."

Vizina said "in light of the fact that Lennox was campaigning for election as the state representative for the 105th district," he does not believe they constitute community service "by any reasonable understanding of that term." FULL STORY

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