Charleta Mason (LCSB photo)

A Lynchburg School Board member is appealing a General District Court conviction earlier this month. Charleta Mason was found guilty on a charge of contempt or failure to appear — but the circumstances surrounding that charge are not yet clear. Mason’s attorney is Joseph Sanzone:

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He spoke with Reporter Andre Whitehead. Sanzone has appealed the conviction to Circuit Court, where Mason has the right to a jury trial. On-line court records show Mason also faced a charge of driving with a license suspended or revoked, but that charge was dismissed. Mason represents District 2 on the Lynchburg City School Board.