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Man acquitted of housing charges

February 24, 2015

A jury has acquitted a Washington, N.C., businessman charged with violating the federal Fair Housing Act.

It took the jury six hours over a two-day period to find that William I. Cochran III did not engage in the practice of discriminating against individuals based on their race or color and that he did not deny a group of persons their rights under the federal fair housing laws, Cochran’s attorney, Serenity S. Rasumssen of McLawhorn & Associates, said.

The verdict was reached on Jan. 29.

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