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Trial date set for Judge Brooks Blitch, Berrien Sutton

April 15, 2008

Cook County - An embattled South Georgia judge will go before the Judicial Qualifications Commission next month.

Clinch County Superior Court Judge Brooks Blitch will appear before the panel May 6 at the Cook County Courthouse.

He will have to answer to accusations of 12 misconduct violations.

The charges are not criminal but if he's found guilty, the commission could remove him from the bench.

Berrien Sutton, a Clinch County Juvenile Court Judge was also charged with seven misconduct violations. His day in court has been scheduled for May 8.

Both judges are part of two separate corruption investigations in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit.

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