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A Harrison County commissioner faces charges of fraudulently obtaining money.
Multiple media outlets report that a grand jury indicted Commissioner Bernie Fazz
ini on four felony counts. The charges include obtaining more than $1,000 under false pretenses and falsifying accounts.
Fazzini’s lawyer, Mike Benninger, told The Exponent Telegram that he hadn’t seen the indictment. Once all the facts are known, he says he thinks it will be established that Fazzini didn’t commit any of the crimes.
Fazzini paid a $3,500 civil fine in May to settle an ethics complaint. The West Virginia Ethics Commission said Fazzini had twice requested the same $3,100 reimbursement for a work trip to Portland, Oregon.