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A Providence city councilman has denied charges he misused campaign funds and embezzled more than $127,000 from a youth organization he founded.

Kevin Jackson pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Jackson's attorney says his client doesn't plan to resign from the council.

Investigators say Jackson embezzled money between 2009 and 2016 from the Providence Cobras, a youth track and field organization.

Investigators say he used the money to support his campaign during his 2014 re-election bid, and to pay for clothes, car repairs and Netflix charges.

Jackson is also accused of using $12,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including paying a state Board of Elections fine.

The Democrat resigned from his position as majority leader in May but kept his seat on the council.




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