County attorney charged with wire fraud, other alleged offenses

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:20 pm | Updated: 3:34 pm, Fri May 16, 2014.

Frank A. Baker, the lawyer who serves as the attorney for the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, and two other people associated with Coastal Community Investments have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the FDIC, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to the FDIC and one count of aiding and abetting a false claim against the United States, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jimmy Judkins, who is representing Baker in the matter, said his client is “looking forward to proving his innocence in court.”

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