Democratic Lawmaker Arrested on Felony Forgery Charges

Democratic Lawmaker Arrested on Felony Forgery Charges


An Alabama Democratic legislator has found himself in legal trouble.

According to WSFA-TV in Montgomery, state Rep. Kelvin Jamichael Lawrence was arrested Tuesday.

The report said the 50-year-old Democrat was charged with two felonies: second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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The indictment of Lawrence alleges “intent to defraud, falsely made, completed, or altered a builder’s license,” the Alabama attorney general’s office said.

According to WPMI-TV in mobile, the two charges are Class C felonies, meaning the lawmaker could face a total of 20 years in prison.

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Democratic Lawmaker Arrested on Felony Forgery Charges

In addition, under state law, any elected official convicted of a felony is automatically removed from office, according to WSFA.

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