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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A jury is ready to hear testimony in the federal trial of a Sumter County Commissioner charged with bribery and extortion.

Late Tuesday afternoon a jury was selected for the trial of Al Hurley.

He's served on the Sumter County commission for 12 years.

Prosecutors say Hurley solicited payments totaling $20,000 from a contractor in Michigan to help him get asbestos abatement work with Sumter County.

Opening statements in the trial will start Wednesday morning.

 

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