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Ocilla councilman jailed, still getting paid

(Source: City of Ocilla) (Source: City of Ocilla)

A long-serving Ocilla city council member has been in jail for several months now, and is still getting paid.

Lemora Moses has missed several meetings, but is still getting $400 a month to represent district three.

He's being held for contempt of court. 

Mayor Matt Seale says there is no attendance policy in their city charter. 

The Mayor says they have received a few complaints from folks in the district, but no one is trying to recall Moses.

Seale says he'd like to see the charter changed so something like this doesn't happen again, but the state legislature would have to approve any charter change.

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