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Former Deputy Ag Commissioner Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

Posted May 3, 2004

— Another player in the Meg Scott Phipps' campaign finance scandal pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Greenville.

Former Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Weldon Denny admitted lying to an FBI agent. Investigators say Denny lied when said he did not know anything about money a cable lift company gave Phipps in hopes of landing a state fair contract.

Denny faces up to five years in prison, but he is not expected to receive prison time.

Phipps, the former state agriculture commissioner, and three of her aides are currently serving prison time.

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