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The six charges against Tim Lawson
Count 1 • Pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony, apparently related to payments from businessman Marc Sessions Jenson.
Count 2 • Tax violation, a second-degree felony, for allegedly failing to pay taxes on monies that came from Jenson.
Count 3 • Tax violation, a third-degree felony, also apparently related to the Jenson monies.
Count 4 • Retaliation against a witness, victim or informant, a third-degree felony, for a Dec. 16, 2009, voice mail Lawson left for Jeffrey Donner, a Colorado resident who was trying to recover $1.5 million he invested in Jenson's Mount Holly development.
Count 5 • Obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, for a March 4, 2013, phone call in which Lawson allegedly provided false information to Kirk Torgensen, chief deputy over the criminal division in the attorney general's office.
Count 6 • Obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, for allegedly providing false information during an Aug. 27, 2013, interview with FBI agents.