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Former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson Pleads to Embezzlement and Campaign Finance Charges

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson (age 60), pleaded nolo contendere to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence Cobras, a youth track & field team he operated, and campaign finance violations.

At the hearing before Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern, Jackson pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of unlawful appropriation, one count of embezzlement, one count of giving a false document to a public official, and one count of violations of campaign contributions and expenditures reporting.

Under the terms of the plea, Jackson will face a maximum sentence of 10 years with up to three years to serve with the remainder suspended with probation. The Court will sentence Jackson on December 12, 2018 after the completion of a pre-sentencing report by the Probation Division of the Department of Corrections and a restitution hearing, scheduled for December 5, 2018.

Rhode Island State Police Detective Courtney Elliott led the investigation and Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the White Collar Crime Unit Paul Carnes and Special Assistant Attorney General Eric Batista prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.

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