Judge accused of asking to pull funds from court registry

Judge accused of asking to pull funds from court registry
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ATLANTA (AP) - A judge in Georgia is accused of asking a court clerk to write him a check for more than $15,000, pulling funds from the county's court registry.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the allegations against the Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge. A letter from Senior Assistant Attorney General David McLaughlin says the judge is accused of asking a Pike County Superior Court clerk to write the check.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the bureau began their investigation into Judge Robert "Mack" Crawford on March 27. McLaughlin says in the letter that the claims were first brought to the attention of District Attorney Ben Coker, who alerted the attorney general's office.

The Journal-Constitution says investigation details were not released.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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