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Rep. Kelvin Lawrence arrested on alleged forgery charges

AG Marshall announced Rep. Kelvin Lawrence’s felony charges of forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument

Alabama State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence
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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that Representative Kelvin Lawrence had been arrested on two felony charges. 

Lawrence, who is currently serving his third term representing House District 69, was charged with forgery in the second degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

The indictment alleges falsely made, completed, or altered a builder’s license with the intent to defraud. Both charges carry a Class C felony categorization and up to 10 years in prison.

The special prosecutions division will prosecute the case. This group is specifically designed for public corruption and economic crimes

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter said in a statement on the indictment, “I expect members of the Alabama House of Representatives to hold themselves to the highest standard of integrity in both their personal and professional lives.  Rep. Kelvin Lawrence’s indictment presents an unfortunate situation for his constituents and colleagues alike.”

Correction: An earlier version of this report listed Matt Hart and H. Lewis Gillis as representing Lawrence, which has not been confirmed.

Mary Claire is a reporting intern.

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