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JQC wants Judge Blitch to testify immediately

March 13, 2008

Clinch County - Attorney's with the state Judicial Qualifications Commission accuses a south Georgia judge of years of corruption.

Prosecutors for the JQC want to question Judge Brooks Blitch immediately.

The Alapaha Circuit Chief Judge asked the JQC to hold off questioning him on ethics charges until the close of a federal criminal investigation.

In a document released this week, prosecutors responded by saying Blitch must give his testimony as "the 25 years of pervasive and unfettered corruption detailed in the notice demands that the JQC allow the immediate deposition of Judge Blitch."

They also agreed to dismiss one ethics charge, if Blitch audits law library funds dating back to 1980 for each county in the circuit to determine any illegal fees imposed.

Blitch is not criminally charged but if he's found guilty of any of the ethics charges, the JQC could remove Blitch from power.

Click here to read the entire document.

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