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Man accused of helping athlete pass SAT

June 22, 2004

Moultrie - A former Colquitt County high school guidance counselor, accused of forging SAT information, will not go before a grand jury.

Instead, the DA's office in Moultrie filed an accusation today, which is typical in forgery cases.

Fifty-one-year-old Ernest Shanks, Junior, is accused of trying to hire a student to take the SAT for former Dougherty High basketball player Alexander Johnson in December of 2002.

Johnson at that time was attending a prep school in Maine after failing to qualify academically at the University of Georgia.

Johnson, who has denied any involvement with Shanks, just finished his freshman season at Florida State University.

Shanks is also accused of forging a student ID and social security cards for the student he was going to hire.

His arraignment is expected to be July 6th.

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