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Howard Arrest

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Howard Arrest
Howard Arrest

Aberdeen city mayor finds himself in hot water after the state auditors office confirms he was arrested today.

Breaking news in aberdeen// the city mayor finds himself in hot water after the state auditors office confirms he was arrested today// our quentin smith joins us live from outside the monroe county jail.

Quentin, do we know what charge loom over the mayor maurice howard?

Dean and howard is being charged with four counts of embezzlement.

He is in accused of lying about spending money and using the strip about $1200 ... he said these allegations are ... he did not steal any money they are too wide to slander his name into what he calls false selves to go as far as accusationtrying to slander my name with false charges because all of these charges have been approved by the board of alderman, therefore there is no embezzlement.

The mayor has no access to funds.

There is no access to phones from the mayor.

The mayor can't touch one penny unless the board approves it.

Once the board approves it from the table, they didn't tell me a check,.

Our use that money to travel with, our use that money for gas, our use the money for mileage on my vehicle the wear and tear and also you the money.

For my perdiem which i have done all of those things."

Howard was arrested around 6 o'clock this evening, and was released on a $10,000 bond// he says he has hired an attorney and his court appearance is set for december.

The state auditors office says they will not release any further information on this arrest until tomorrow morning.

We are going to continue to follow this developing story and bring you the latest details as they become available first look summary: a strong cold front will cross the

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