Morgan County DA sues Sheriff Ana Franklin

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Morgan County District Attorney is suing outgoing Sheriff Ana Franklin over her use of county jail food funding.

Scott Anderson said he filed the lawsuit to prevent Franklin from spending money that he says was wrongfully taken from the county jail’s food fund. The suit also seeks to have Franklin repay money from the fund that may already have been spent.

Last year, a federal court judge found her in contempt of court for taking $160,000 of jail food money and investing in a car dealership that later went bankrupt. Franklin returned most of the money and paid a $1,000 fine.

A hearing about a permanent injunction will take place Dec. 28 in Morgan County Circuit Court.

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