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Two Phipps Aides Serving Prison Sentences In Georgia

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Two former aides to former state Agriculture Commmissioner Meg Scott Phipps are serving out their prison sentences in Georgia.

According to the

Federal Bureau of Prisons

, Mike Blanton and Bobby McLamb are both in a federal prison in Atlanta.

Blanton, who pleaded in September 2003 to lying to a federal grand jury, will serve a year in prison.

McLamb, who pleaded guilty in March 2003 to fraud, conspiracy and exortion counts, will serve up to 16 months in prison.

The aides took part in a campaign finance scandal that forced Phipps to step down from office.

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