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Two Phipps' Aides Being Moved To Different Facilities

Posted April 26, 2004

— Two players in the Meg Scott Phipps campaign finance scandal are being moved to different facilities.

Authorities recently moved Linda Saunders, Phipps' former campaign treasurer, from a federal prison in Oklahoma City to a federal medical center.

During sentencing, her attorneys said she had two ailments, including a form of lupus. She is scheduled to get out of prison June 1.

The former deputy agriculture commissioner is also on the move.

Mike Blanton is no longer at a federal processing center in Atlanta. He will spend the remainder of his sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary in Jonesville, Va.

Blanton is serving a yearlong sentence for his role in the campaign finance scandal.

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