EX PICKENS COUNTY SHERIFF SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS

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Former Pickens County Sheriff David Abston will be spending 18 months in federal prison following his guilty plea on wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

Abston was accused of using food from area churches and the West Alabama Food Bank to feed inmates a the Pickens County Jail to reduce how much money he spent on food for inmates and increase his own take home pay.

Abston will be required to pay $51,285 in restitution within 90 days.

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