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Williams speaks out and claims innocence
by HOLLIE THRASHER
Oct 24, 2011 | 3738 views | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Oct 24 11 - 05:43 PM

As The Patriot reported last week, Councilman John Williams has been indicted in US Federal Court under charges of extortion, false statements to a federal agency and tampering with a witness.

Williams is accused of receiving $1,720 commission in relation to the sale of a vehicle to the Warner Robins police department. He is accused of making false statements to FBI agents and attempting to persuade another person to stall communication with law enforcement.

The Councilman-- who is running for re-election-- stopped by the studio today to discuss his recent arrest.

He says-- looking back-- he can see how his behavior could be considered questionable, but insists he is innocent of all charges. The Williams insists he never received any money for the sale of the vehicle.

Attached is a section of the interview. The full discussion will air on Tuesday's NewsNight.

(See attached video clip for a portion of The Patriot's interview with Williams.)
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Confused in Macon?
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January 22, 2014
Why is it Mr Williams gets busted for $1700, but in Macon Jack Ellis got by with so much more financial malfeasance? Doesn't seem fair. Oh, I forgot Macon is a majority minority city!!