Washington County Sheriff Acquitted

Washington County Sheriff Acquitted

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MOBILE COUNTY - Washington County Sheriff, Richard Stringer, was acquitted today of conspiracy and theft charges.  The federal indictment against him alleged

he conspired with others to fraudulently obtain social security benefits for one of his employees.

According to the charges, prosecutors alleged Stringer arranged to have the wages of one of his jailers be paid to the jailer's wife in order for that employee to obtain those benefits. Today, a jury decided the charges were unfounded.

    

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