Special election set to replace former Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who resigned

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ATLANTA — The Georgia secretary of state's office has set a special election to fill the seat of former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who resigned earlier this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Tuesday the special election is set for June 16, with a runoff July 14 if needed. Anyone who lives in the Fulton County district must be registered to vote by the close of business May 18.

Brooks resigned his seat April 9, the same day he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud.

Federal prosecutors accused Brooks of misappropriating funds meant for charity and for a community group and using the money to pay personal and family expenses.

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