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Clinch County Sheriff Indicted

November 15, 2007

Albany - Trouble for another South Georgia Sheriff.

Clinch County Sheriff Winston C. Peterson appeared in federal court Thursday morning  in Albany to answer to charges in five indictments.

He's accused of extorting nearly 30 thousand dollars from 475 jail inmates;

He's also charged with Obstruction of Justice, perjury and forced labor.

Prosecutors say Sheriff Peterson had inmates work at his wife's business.

He entered a not guilty plea to the charges today.

No trial date is set.

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