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Former state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson sentenced to 22 months

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2023

Karen Carter Peterson, a former longtime state senator, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 22 months in federal prison in connection with taking more than $140,000 from the state Democratic Party coffers and from her own campaign fund. Peterson announced her resignation April 8, 2022, saying she needed to focus on her struggle with depression and gambling addiction. According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced Peterson, 53, to the nearly two-year sentence after Peterson previously pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud....

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