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Witness tells of `system'

...Greater Savannah Black Tourism Network and Peach State Black Tourism Association, two groups prosecutors say the suspended senator used to funnel state grants into her bank account. During more than four hours on the witness stand, Ms. Wright...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/13/met_265522.shtml
Metro
Convicted senator signals plans to resign

...for and funnel state money into two black-tourism groups she controlled, eventually pocketing $80,000. The suspended senator was sentenced last week to 41 months in prison. Ms. Johnson repeatedly has maintained her innocence and vowed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/10/met_273529.shtml
Metro
State senator convicted of mail fraud

...apparently went to pay Miss Johnson's back income taxes, an auditor testified. Miss Johnson's lawyer argued that the suspended senator performed tourism promotion work for the money CAA was paid and that she was only guilty of sloppy bookkeeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/22/met_266144.shtml
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Senator's fraud trial now in jury's hands

...Nahmias didn't deny Ms. Johnson did some tourism promotions. But he said there is no documentation to back the suspended senator being paid $75,000 by Peach State from the initial grant. However, her attorney, Stephanie Kearns, told the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/21/met_266080.shtml
Metro
Lawmaker sentenced to prison term

...auditor testified. Ms. Johnson's lawyer argued the suspended senator performed tourism promotion work for the money CAA...underpaid for her service." Ms. Kearns argued the suspended senator didn't try to cover up fraud by getting witnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/06/met_272919.shtml
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