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Blakely councilman acquitted

December 11, 2003

Blakely-- A Blakely councilman, accused of stealing insurance money, is acquitted of all charges.

An Early County jury found City Councilman Al Hutchins not guilty after a brief deliberation Wednesday evening. The state brought charges against Hutchins, claiming he illegally signed up under the city's insurance policy as a full time employee, collecting more than 11,000 dollars in health coverage. During the trial, the former city clerk admitted on the stand he filled out the forms for Hutchins, and Hutchins signed them.

Posted at 4:31 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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