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By Tim Leeds 

Cole-Hodgkinson guilty of contempt

Judge grants delay in fine, jail time


August 7, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Former Hill County Attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson is sworn in during a contempt of court hearing in Hill County Justice Court. Judge Audrey Barger found Cole-Hodgkinson guilty of three counts of contempt.

Hill County Justice of the Peace Audrey Barger sentenced today the former Hill County attorney to six days of house arrest and ordered her to pay a $1,500 fine after finding Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson duty of three counts of contempt.

Barger granted Cole-Hodgksinson a 30-day delay to give her time to request a review of Barger's findings in state District Court.

Barger found Cole-Hodgkinson in contempt for not appearing or finding an attorney who could appear in cases in which her sole deputy attorney, Karen Alley - who was appointed Hill County Attorney after Cole-Hodgkinson resigned June 3...

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