Douglas Mayor Pro Tem indicted

Published: May. 26, 2016 at 3:43 PM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM EDT
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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - This week Olivia Pearson was indicted on a total of four counts, two counts of improper assistance in casting a ballot, and two counts of false swearing.

According to the indictment, in October of 2012, Olivia Pearson improperly assisted two people in casting ballots, who were not physically disabled, or illiterate.

The grand jury found that she made false statements in two applications for absentee ballots.

According to the city of Douglas website, Olivia Pearson currently serves as the Mayor Pro tem.

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