125. Candidate stays in race despite arrest / Charles A Lewis admitted to paying someone to write racist graffiti on his house. He stayed in the electoral race after his confession, but lost. / 1991-08-15
Type of hoax:
admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime
A black mayoral candidate, Charles A Lewis, found racist graffiti on his house. Then he said he was being blackmailed. A woman claimed he paid her to write the graffiti, and she blackmailed him.