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Carnival Operator Sentenced In Phipps Campaign Scandal

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Another player in the Meg Scott Phipps campaign finance scandal has been sentenced.

Carnival operator Jimmy Drew received 18 months probation and a $25,000 fine.

Drew pleaded guilty last year to a state misdemeanor charge after he lied about giving $25,000 in illegal cash to the former Agriculture commissioner.

Phipps is currently serving a four-year prison sentence.

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