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Mississippi lawmaker released on bond

Rep. Brian Aldridge (Source: www.legislature.ms.gov) Rep. Brian Aldridge (Source: www.legislature.ms.gov)

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi lawmaker surrendered to authorities Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on an embezzlement charge.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says state Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo, was released from the sheriff's office after posting $5,000 bond.

His parents, Louis and Janice Aldridge, were also indicted but turned themselves in earlier in the week and were released on $5,000 bond each.

The indictments accuse the 3 of stealing money from the lawmaker's aunt.

Brian Aldridge's attorney, T.K. Moffett, says his client is innocent.

Aldridge had been in Tennessee on a mission trip to rehabilitate houses for poor people.

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