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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s solicitor general has been nominated to serve as a judge on the federal bench. 

The White House, in a news release Wednesday, said President Donald Trump named Edmund G. LaCour Jr. to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. LaCour is a summa cum laude graduate of Birmingham Southern College and earned his juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.

The former payroll clerk in a south Alabama city has been indicted on federal fraud charges.

The indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court says Sheila Milner Jackson used her position to divert $4,200 in city money and property to her own use. She's accused of falsifying city records and altering check stubs to carry out the scheme.

Court records say the case arose after Jackson filed for bankruptcy. She's accused of falsifying city records to avoid paying a portion of her income to the bankruptcy trustee.