Atlanta judge indicted for abusing her power

Atlanta judge indicted for abusing her power (Image 1)

(AP) – A Fulton County grand jury has indicted a former Coastal Georgia Superior Court judge who resigned after she was accused of abusing her power.
    
District attorney’s officials say former Glynn County judge Amanda Williams has been indicted on charges of giving false statements and violation of oath by a public officer.
    
Prosecutors say Williams in 2008 ordered a drug defendant to be jailed and blocked from having contact with family, attorneys or drug counselors for an indefinite period. Prosecutors say the woman became depressed and attempted suicide after 61 days in confinement.
    
Investigators say despite Williams being recorded ordering the woman to be sent to jail, the judge denied making the alleged order to block contact when she was questioned by the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
    
It’s unclear if Williams has an attorney.

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