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Nebraska's chief legal officer quits amid charges

Nebraska Attorney General Paul Douglas, convicted of perjury on Dec. 14 for lying about his business dealings with the failed Commonwealth Savings Company of Lincoln, resigned Wednesday. He said the resignation, which takes effect Jan. 1, was linked to his concerns about his family and about the ''image of this office.''

He has maintained he is innocent of any wrongdoing and will appeal the conviction.

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