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Former ANC Chairman Pleads Guilty To Fraud

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William Shelton, former chairman of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Ward 5, pleaded guilty to a single count of access device fraud late this week.

A court document charging Shelton says he used an ATM card for personal expenditures from the neighborhood commission's account. Shelton's sentencing is scheduled for May 4.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces between six months and one year in prison, and a fine of up to $20,000. Additionally, has agreed to pay back the money he stole.

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