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Former State Delegate's grandson charged with theft of campaign funds

The grandson of former State Del. Hattie Harrison, of Baltimore, has been indicted on charges of felony theft of campaign funds.

Philip Harrison II, 35, of Salisbury, who was his grandmother's treasurer from 2006 to 2009, is accused of stealing $17,600 of campaign funds, according to the state prosecutor's office, which announced the charges Monday.

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Harrison wrote "numerous unauthorized checks from the campaign account to himself and his then girlfriend and now spouse Rehanna Singletary," prosecutors said. After he was no longer treasurer, Harrison continued to use the campaign checkbook to write checks to himself and Singletary, including paying several Comcast and Verizon bills, prosecutors said.

If convicted of all charges in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Harrison could face up to 21 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Del. Hattie Harrison, who was the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates, died last January at age 84.

She had represented East Baltimore's 45th District since 1973.

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