Feds Charge Former Georgia Offical With Extortion
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A federal grand jury has indicted former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton on charges of extortion and bribery.
The indictment accuses Sutton of soliciting two $500 payments to support a $10 million contract on a county sewer treatment plant.
Sutton's alleged crimes date back almost exactly five years, which raises questions about whether prosecutors moved now because the statute of limitations was nearing.
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