Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford is being investigated.
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GBI investigating claims judge told clerk to give him $15K from court registry 

The GBI is investigating claims that a Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge told a Pike County Superior Court clerk to write him a check exceeding $15,000, pulling funds from that county’s court registry.

Authorities began their investigation into the allegations against Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford on March 27, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

The claims were first brought to District Attorney Ben Coker, who alerted the attorney general’s office, a letter from Senior Assistant Attorney General David McLaughlin stated. 

The specifics of the investigation were not released, but it is believed Crawford told the clerk to deposit the $15,000 into his personal checking account. The letter does not name the clerk. 

No other details were released. 

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