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Oregon: former state republican

AP reports: Former state Rep. Dan Doyle said Wednesday he will plead guilty to filing false campaign finance reports, an offense carrying a possible prison term. He said he diverted campaign funds to personal use because he gave too much time to legislative duties and running for office to earn a living at his law practice.

Attorney General Hardy Myers' office announced that Doyle, a Salem Republican, will be charged with 11 counts of filing a false campaign finance report. He is to be arraigned Friday in Marion County Circuit Court.

Myers' spokesman Kevin Neely said the offense is a felony carrying a maximum prison sentence of five years and fine of up to $125,000 on each count. -- OregonLive.com: NewsFlash - Former lawmaker to plead guilty to false reports