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Telfair Sheriff is on the other side of the law

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

TELFAIR COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia sheriff will serve three years in federal prison for fraud.

Former Telfair County Sheriff Jim Williamson pleaded guilty to a charge of honest services fraud in January.

Prosecutors said 49-year-old Williamson embezzled fine money, accepted a bribe and bought personal items with county money.

Williams could have served up to 20 years in prison. He isn't the first Sheriff to get into trouble in Telfair County.

Two previous sheriffs were arrested as well. That prompted the county to impose two-year term limits on all elected officials.

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