November 26, 2013

Ex judge sentenced on theft charges

Associated Press

MACON — A former middle Georgia judge and court clerk has been sentenced on charges of theft and violating her oath of office.  

The Telegraph of Macon reported Monday ( ) that former Crawford County chief magistrate judge and Probate Court clerk, Andrea Peterman, was sentenced to between 160 and 180 days in a state detention center and serve the rest of her 10-year sentence on probation.

District Attorney David Cooke told the court that Peterman admitted to taking money from the county to pay household expenses. As part of a plea agreement, Cooke didn’t prosecute Peterman on a charge of stealing from the Magistrate Court.

Peterman’s attorney, Michael Chidester, says told the court that his client is remorseful for what happened.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph,