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Judge Arrested on 56 Counts

By Associated Press

Birmingham, AL – A Jefferson County judge was arrested after being indicted on 56 counts of tax evasion, ethics charges and election violations alleging he deposited campaign donations into a personal account and failed to report the income.

Circuit Judge Dan King of Bessemer surrendered Tuesday at the sheriff's office. He was freed after posting a 50-thousand dollar bond.

The 51-year-old King told reporters -- quote -- ``I didn't do anything wrong.''

The circuit judge was relieved of his duties with the indictment. If convicted of any felony counts, he would automatically be removed from office.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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