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Civil Rights Leader Tyrone Brooks Indicted

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(Atlanta, Ga.) – Long-time state representative and civil rights leader Tyrone Brooks is being indicted on fraud and tax charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says he diverted nearly one-million dollars for personal use from two groups.
One was from Universal Humanities a charity he founded in 1990 intended to provide literacy training, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials. Brooks is the president of GABEO.
In a statement,  U.S. Attorney Sally Yates called it a disappointing day because of all the good that Brooks has done with his life.

Rep. Brooks told WAOK and V-103′s Cynthia Mallard that he will have “a response to the charges soon.”

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