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January 6, 2016 7:54 PM

Newman gives up $398,000 contract, steps down as lawyer for penny tax program

Brian DeQuincey Newman voluntarily removed himself from his role Monday before being pleading guilty of failure to file taxes

Newman’s law firm was contracted to provide title opinions for Richland County’s transportation work funded by penny-on-the-dollar sales tax

SLED, DOR investigations into penny tax program are “ongoing,” “quite active”

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