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Detroit Rep Convicted of 20 Felonies Causes Controversy

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A Detroit Representative-elect is causing quite the controversy in the Michigan House. Brian Banks has been convicted of 20 felonies for bouncing checks and it has some House members debating on whether or not to seat the newly elected congressman.

The Detroit democrat contends he has learned his lesson as he works on his PhD, but during the campaign, he also failed to pay his campaign office rent. So the question is, will the republicans try to block him from taking his seat?

The constitution says a convicted felon can not be seated if he or she must have violated the public trust and and Banks supporters contend bouncing checks is not a breech of the public trust.

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