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Lawmaker Up For Re-Election To Face Trial In Loan Fraud CaseState Rep. Brian Banks denies the charges, and his lawyer says the investigation is tainted by politics.
Lawmaker Facing Fraud Charges Wins Democratic PrimaryIf convicted, the 39-year-old would be considered a habitual offender and might potentially face life imprisonment after previous bad check and credit card fraud convictions.
Michigan Lawmaker Charged With Fraudulently Seeking LoanThe defense attorney for Rep. Brian Banks says the charges are "ridiculous" and tainted by politics.
Lawsuit By Ex-Aide Against State Lawmaker Settles For $12kThe state of Michigan has agreed to pay about $12,000 to settle a lawsuit by a man who says a Detroit-area lawmaker fired him because he rejected sexual advances.
Court Won't Stop Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against LawmakerThe former aide claims he was fired because he rejected sexual advances from Rep. Brian Banks.
Ex-Con Sworn In To Michigan House of RepresentativesBrian Banks, an 8-time convicted felon, took the oath of office Wednesday in Lansing.
Will Controversy Be A Part Of State Lawmakers Return From Holiday?It's back to work Tuesday for state lawmakers following the holiday break.
Michigan Lawmakers: 8-Time Felon Fit To Serve?Some Michigan lawmakers may be looking to stop a recently elected eight-time felon from serving in the House.
New State Rep. Banks Said He Never Hid Felonious Past"I think at the end of the day, we're supposed to live in a world, a society that believes in rehabilitation," Banks said.
Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State RepBanks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.

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