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Former DeKalb judge indicted on felony, misdemeanor charges
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DECATUR, Ga. -- A former DeKalb County Superior Court Judge was indicted on multiple charges by a grand jury, Thursday.

Cynthia Jeanne Becker faces four felony counts of making a false statement, two felony counts of making a false writing and one misdemeanor of obstruction of an officer in a 2014 incident.

The incident happened on Sept. 8, 2014 and involved the bond request for Dr. Crawford Lewis.

Lewis is the former DeKalb Superintendent.

During the corruption case lawyers complained that Becker refused to give Lewis bond.

Becker insisted she never got a bond request.

But attorneys said their e-mails proved otherwise.

Crawford was sentenced to one year as part of a plea deal.

If convicted, each false statements or writings charge carries a maximum punishment of $1,000 or five years imprisonment - or both.

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