Georgia Democratic politician arrested for forgery, skirting child support

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    Jul 10, 2012 11:58 PM GMT

    A Douglas County Democratic pol was charged this week by local police with first degree forgery after duping a pair of municipal employees in a bid to win reduced child support payments.

    Freddie Leonard Ashmon, Jr., a one-time county commissioner vying for the same gig in the state’s July primary, deceived late last month two county employees into tweaking a pay stub to show an earnings reduction of $10,000.

    The altered receipt was later floated to a family court judge by Ashmon’s attorney to secure diminished financial support of his 16-year-old daughter, Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said.

    Ashmon has become something of a familiar fixture in county jail.

    He was previously pinched on simple battery for allegedly hitting a resident at a town hall meeting in 2009 and faced earlier charges of batter-family violence in a 2004 arrest.

    But Ashmon says this arrest–the one for which he forged documents to skirt child support–was one born of political retaliation.

    “It’s election time,” a freshly-bonded Ashmon told reporters outside the Douglas County jail. “I’m the only one that voted against the jail. It’s all politics.”

    UPDATE: Let’s play “Guess That Party!” Associated Press fails to report on Ashmon’s arrest even as he accuses local police of exacting political revenge.
  • conservativej...

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    Jul 11, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    Douglas County Georgia is one of those metro-Atlanta counties that is about to flip demographically. Business began pulling out of there about three years ago ahead of the demograpic flip. The racial makeup of the county was 52.5% White, 39.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian and 2.4% from two or more races. 8.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    Douglas and west Cobb County are a hotbed of drugs propelled by illegals who formerly worked in the construction industry.

    If you think Freddie Ashmon is something, wait till you meet his attorney Mr. Hightower, an AA gangsta' with a big lifestyle and reputation for passing cash around to judges, of his own color of course.