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Former employees file suit against Sheriff

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Former employees have filed a lawsuit against the Lowndes County Sheriff.

The lawsuit says that the terminations of Leanne Bennett, Michelle Keene and Thomas Crews were motivated by their political affiliation with J.D. Yeager, Sheriff Chris Prine's 2008 opponent.

It also accuses Prine of discrimination. Bennett is Yeager's sister.

She says she was pregnant and fired the day Prine took office.

"We just want people to know that you can't fire people without cause and never being in trouble and getting fired all of the sudden you're career is taken from you it's just wrong," said Bennett.

Prine says he doesn't have anything negative to say about former or present employees. He says he hasn't discriminated against anyone and that the allegations are not true.

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