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Former Poplar Bluff mayor found guilty

Former Poplar Bluff mayor found guilty
By: Wes Wallace

JACKSON, Mo. - Former Poplar Bluff mayor Scott Faughn could avoid jail time, if a judge accepts a jury's recommendation.

On Thursday, a jury found 27-year-old Scott Faughn guilty on three counts of forgery.  Faughn was accused of taking money from the Highway 67 Expansion Project Fund and putting it into a personal account.

The trial, which started Wednesday, was moved to Cape Girardeau County because of publicity.

Rather than jail time, the jury recommended Faughn pay a fine.  A judge will have a final sentencing sometime in May.

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