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Legal Woes Piling Up For GA Democratic Party Chair

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Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party.
    
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo ) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.
    
Berlon told the newspaper the lawsuit resulted from a miscommunication after he put the funds in long-term investments. He says he hopes to reach a settlement in the case by next week.
    
Earlier this week, the Georgia Supreme Court accepted Berlon's petition for voluntary discipline for violating legal ethics rules in a child support case.
    
Berlon has headed the state Democratic Party since 2011 and has two years left in his term.

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