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By Tim Leeds 

Former Hill County attorney disputes contempt findings, sentence

Ordered back to court to answer for not paying fines


September 7, 2018

Cole Hodgkinson

The former Hill County attorney has asked a state District Court judge to overturn a justice of the peace finding her guilty of three counts of criminal contempt, two days after that justice of the peace ordered her to again come to court to answer why she had not paid fines stemming from the findings.

Former Hill County Attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson filed a request Thursday afternoon that Judge Dan Boucher overturn the findings of Hill County Justice of the Peace Audrey Barger, and asked for a stay on the sentence that she spend six days under house arrest and be barred from practicing...

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