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Georgia city worker accused of lying during criminal probe

March 29, 2019

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A city worker in Warner Robins, Georgia, is accused of falsely reporting crimes and lying to authorities during a criminal investigation into allegations that he made against another worker.

News outlets report city Regional Development Authority Director Gary Lee was arrested on the charges Wednesday and later released after posting bail. Houston County Sheriff Capt. Jon Holland says the charges stem from an investigation into allegations of misconduct Lee made last summer.

An indictment says Lee falsely reported forgery to city police in June. It says he is also accused of prompting a notary public to issue a false certificate and making a false statement to authorities. It says he told authorities he didn’t sign an employment form consenting to random drug and alcohol screening tests when he actually did.