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Painter scheduled for arraignment on federal charges

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Posted: Jun 13, 2012 10:28 AM by Chris Nakamoto
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Murphy, Painter, scheduled, arraignment, federal, charges, indictment, fraud, computer, background, check, baton rouge

BATON ROUGE - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter is scheduled to be in federal court for an arraignment this afternoon.

He faces 42 felony counts of computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. He's accused of misusing his authority to run unnecessary background checks on people.

If convicted he faces up to 80 years in prison and nearly nearly a 13 million dollar fine.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on today's arraignment tonight at 6 p.m.

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