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Judge Blitch dictated Clinch County funds

July 25, 2007

Homerville - An FBI investigation reveals that Clinch County Superior Court Judge Brooks Blitch signed orders spending more than 200-thousand dollars in county money.

The money was used for everything from Sheriff's cars, to computers for the tax office, to a new desk and chair for the Judge's own office.

County commissioners, who control the budget under Georgia law, only complained after they discovered the judge had ordered payments to five employees totaling $67,255.00.

FBI agents executed a search warrant on the judge's office in Homerville June 26th.

No criminal charges have been filed against anyone in this investigation.

Commissioners say the Judge held back court fines and fees and instead of turning them over to the county, spent the money for county improvements he deemed necessary.

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