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Former sheriff in federal court

By Dawn Hobby - bio | email

 

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Former Brooks County Sheriff Richard Chafin went on trial in federal court in Albany Wednesday.    

He's accused of spending $63,000 from the jail commissary fund.     

Chafin, who lost his re-election bid in 2008, is charged with theft by taking.     

County officials began an audit at the request of the new Sheriff Mike Dewey after he took office last January.

 

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