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Providence Councilman Kevin Jackson recalled

For the first time in 22 years Ward 3 in Providence will have a new city councilor.

Voters overwhelmingly decided to recall embattled City Councilman Kevin Jackson after recent embezzlement allegations.

Tuesday night’s unofficial results from the Providence Board of Canvassers showed that around 1,700 constituents voted for Jackson’s recall while 158 cast ballots to keep Jackson on the council.

Jackson was accused of stealing over $120,000 from the Providence Cobra Youth Sports team, a charity which he founded.

He was also accused of mishandling campaign funds.

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