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Statesville Council member Huggins resigns

Statesville Ward 6 City Council member Flake Huggins submitted a letter of resignation that was announced at Monday’s City Council meeting, just hours after he agreed to a plea deal in connection with charges stemming from the 2011 election.

Huggins was indicted by a grand jury in March 2012 on charges of aiding and abetting illegal voting and obstruction of justice.

Investigators said Huggins had relatives lie about their addresses so they could vote in the November 2011 runoff election.

Terms of the plea deal were not available Tuesday. Huggins could not be reached. Dave Vieser