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Raleigh billboard claims multi-millionaire forced disabled man into involuntary servitude

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - It's hard to catch the entire message driving past a certain billboard on Capital Boulevard.

However, a few key phrases jump out: "Multi-millionaire stole," "$350,000," and "from an intellectually disabled person."

"I have an intellectually disabled relative who was exploited, abused, neglected, and forced into involuntary servitude," said Mark Comer, who paid for the billboard.

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Comer said his brother-in-law Jerry's caretakers forced him to work on a farm without compensation for almost two decades. They took most of his money, gave him old clothes to wear, and had his teeth removed, Comer claimed.

Comer and his wife documented the claims for a civil case, which they won. 

"I want lawmakers and government officials to see, and, hopefully, because Capital Boulevard is a busy boulevard leading into downtown where all the government offices are."

The billboard will be up through the weekend. So far, Comer hasn't heard from anyone in the state government.


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