James Campbell faces additional charges after case review

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James Campbell

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Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM.

After further review of its case against former Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell, the state attorney’s office has added eight new criminal charges.

Campbell, who was arrested Sept. 17, 2012, on four counts of official misconduct and four counts of perjury, now faces eight counts of misconduct in office and eight counts of filing a false financial affidavit.

“It is the same charges, just filed a little differently,” State Attorney Bill Eddins said. “We just went back a little further, looked at it and decided these were the correct formal charges that needed to be filed.”

The misconduct charges are felonies. Filing false financial affidavits are misdemeanors.

Read the charging documents for yourself.

The charges stem from Campbell “failing to report income he got for work he did to generate sponsorships” for the city of Niceville’s Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, Eddins said.

Campbell said Thursday the charges “are not new.”

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