Georgia Sheriff Acquitted of Perjury

   It was a happy day in Georgia for sheriff Winston Peterson who got off  on federal charges stemming from a federal  probe into judicial corruption.  

VALDOSTA, Ga (WALB-tv) – A South Georgia Sheriff is acquitted of three federal charges.

Sheriff Peterson/wabl tv
Sheriff Peterson/wabl tv
A jury found Clinch County Sheriff Winston Peterson not guilty Thursday morning of perjury and two counts obstruction of justice.
The charges are part of a federal probe into corruption in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit and the former Superior Court Judge Brooks Blitch.
Peterson was accused of tipping of Blitch to the identity of an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant.

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