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Homerville Judge's career ends

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

June 30, 2008

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) - Monday was the last day on the job for a Homerville Judge.   Berrien Sutton served as the juvenile court and state court judge in Clinch County.

 He resigned amid a federal criminal investigation and an ethics complaint by the Judicial Qualification Commission. The Commission charged him with seven misconduct violations but dropped them when Sutton agreed to resign.

Federal prosecutors say Sutton and his wife collected more than $500,000 in illegal fees for doing minimal or no work in positions created by former Judge Brooks Blitch.

They want to seize a house they say the Suttons built with that money. No word yet on who will replace him.

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