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June 15, 2021

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Arrest of Former Montgomery Public School Athletic Director on Felony Ethics Charge

(MONTGOMERY) —Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest today of a former coach and teacher at a Montgomery school for a felony ethics charge. Chauncey Alonzo Shines, 52, was the athletic director, a basketball coach and teacher at Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School. Yesterday, he surrendered to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and was released on bond.

Attorney General Marshall’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a Montgomery County grand jury on May 14 resulting in Shines’ indictment. Specifically, the indictment charges Shines with one count of violating the Alabama Ethics Act by intentionally using his official position to obtain personal gain for himself or a family member by spending currency belonging to the Montgomery Public Schools.

No further information about the investigation or about Shines’ alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.

If convicted, Shines faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.

*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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