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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

July 7, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Jury selection is now underway for a Clinch County judge facing federal charges.

In March, Associate Magistrate Judge Linda Peterson was charged with perjury and conspiracy to commit extortion by a public official.

She pleaded not guilty.

Today, attorneys will select a jury, and opening statements should begin this afternoon.

Peterson's charges stem from an F-B-I probe into abuse of judicial powers in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit.

She is currently on paid administrative leave.

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