FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2016
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF FORMER EMPLOYEE OF
CALHOUN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON THEFT, ETHICS CHARGES
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of
a former employee of Calhoun Community College on two felonies: first-degree
theft and an ethics law violation. Marilyn Radford, 62, of Decatur, was arrested early
September 22 by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and released on a $50,000 bond
later that morning. The charges arise from her former position as the treasurer of the
Alabama Community College System Information Services Association.
Attorney General Strange’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence
to a Morgan County grand jury on August 30, resulting in Radford’s indictment* on
September 2. Specifically, the indictment charges that she committed first-degree
theft of more than $2,500 from the Alabama Community College System
Information Services Association, and that she violated the state ethics law by using
her position as treasurer of the association for personal gain.
No further information about the investigation or about Radford’s alleged
crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
If convicted, Radford faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years for each of
the two charges, which are Class B felonies.
Attorney General Strange thanked the special agents of the Alabama Ethics
Commission and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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