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APNewsBreak: Probe clears ousted SCLC membersAPNewsBreak: Georgia prosecutors clear ousted SCLC members of criminal wrongdoing
ATLANTA (AP) ' Prosecutors in Georgia have concluded there's no proof that two ousted board members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference stole more than $560,000 from the famed civil rights organization.
The report on the 18-month-long investigation was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The ousted board members are calling on Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to release the findings of the investigation to the public.
Prosecutors looked into alleged financial mismanagement by board members Raleigh Trammell and Spiver Gordon. The allegations led to a deep split in the organization, as well as the ouster of Trammell, Gordon and several other board members, and a protracted legal battle in civil court.
According to the report, investigators were able to determine that the expenditures were for legitimate, authorized programs and travel.