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Wigington pleads guilty; sentencing in May

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Allen Wigington book-in photo/Pickens County Sheriff's Office


    In an ironic turn of events, on Monday, April 19, former Pickens County Magistrate Judge Allen Wigington pled guilty to dozens of charges in the same courtroom he worked out of and delivered sentences from for years. 

     The disgraced 45-year-old former judge, dressed in a suit, pled guilty to 49 charges that have been brought against him in a financial theft and fraud case that stretches back several years. The case involves improper use of a county-issued credit card and has resulted in charges that range from theft by taking, to racketeering, to financial card fraud, and violating oath of office. Negotiations led to nine charges being dropped and three others that involve Wigington’s wife Rosemary being considered for offered pleas.

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