Former mid-Ga. councilman faces extortion charge

MACON, Ga. — A former Warner Robins city councilman is preparing to face extortion charges in federal court.

The Telegraph of Macon reports John Williams is scheduled to stand trial April 23 in U.S. District Court.

Prosecutors say Williams tried to get a car deal to pay him for arranging the sale of a truck to the police department. Williams says he’s not guilty. He lost re-election to his City Council seat in November.


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The ex-councilman has been mostly confined to his home after violating terms of his original bond in February, when he traveled to Florida to bail a woman out of jail. Williams is also facing unrelated charges in Houston County Superior Court.

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