DA recuses from school board cases

Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor for county

Saying he had a legal and personal conflict with continuing to prosecute cases involved with the Escambia County School Board and school system, District Attorney Steve Billy filed motions to recuse himself from prosecuting the cases.

Due to the recusal, Billy also requested and received a continuance on status hearings that were scheduled for Monday.

The cases involve school system bookkeeper Veronica Ashley Fore, School Board Member Cindy Jackson, School Board Member Sherry Ann Digmon and Atmore News Reporter Don Fletcher. The four have been charged with revealing grand jury information.


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