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Judge Drops John Williams' False-Statement Charge

A Houston County judge this week dropped a charge against former councilman John Williams of lying to police about a lost cell phone.

A Houston County judge this week dropped a charge against former councilman John Williams of lying to police about a lost cell phone.

Judge Ed Lukemire on Monday approved a motion dropping the charge of making a false statement.

Williams is now in federal prison, serving time on a separate case. He was convicted this spring of trying to profit on the city's purchase of a new police car.

We called District Attorney George Hartwig about the dropped charge. He could not be reached for comment.

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