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Banker Aubrey Prize pleads not guilty to bank fraud

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Mug shot of Aubrey Lee Price, Glynn County Sheriff's Office, December 31, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The former Georgia banker accused of stealing millions of dollars from investors was back in court Wednesday.

The man accused of embezzling $21 million proved that he didn't have the money for an attorney.  So his court-appointed attorney enter a not-guilty plea. 

Still looking dramatically different than he did when he was a director of a Georgia bank, Aubrey Price was long haired, unshaven and in handcuffs, rather than a suit.

While the 47-year-old is accused of swindling investors of a small south Georgia bank out of millions of dollars, the impact reaches far beyond that region. 

After Wednesday's hearing we heard from a man who says his daughter in-law in Atlanta is one of price's victims.

The state says it has voluminous materials to prove its bank fraud case, including bank records and emails. 

In addition to Georgia, Price is facing federal charges in New York state as well. 

A year and a half after leaving family and associates a note saying he lost all of the money and planning to kill himself, he turned up last week during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Glynn County. 

He's being held without bond.

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