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The campaign had confused books; the candidate on trial

Mobile County [Alabama] Commissioner Freeman Jockisch was not repaid more money than he was entitled to from his campaign fund, his finance chairman testified.

John Gavin testified Thursday at Jockisch's trial on four counts of filing false tax returns and two dozen counts of mail fraud in connection with his campaign fund and the sprinkler company, Reed Fire Protection.

Billy Kimbrough, Jockisch's lead attorney, called Gavin, a former stockbroker, to rebut testimony from a state investigator who testified Jockisch had repaid himself and his family at least $19,000 more from his campaign fund than he should have.

Gavin said he did his own analysis of the campaign fund at Jockisch's request and concluded the campaign still owed "$38,651 and change" to the commissioner. -- Finance chairman says Jockisch wasn't overpaid by campaign (AP via AL.com)