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Sheriff Finally Fired Who Refused to Quit

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Posted: Sep 28, 2010 7:56 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 28, 2010 7:56 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: sheriff, fired, Gallatin County, Illinois, drug charges

A sheriff who collected his $40,000 a year salary and who refused to quit after federal drug charges was finally booted by Gallatin County in Southern Illinois. The County Board took just ten minutes to fire him. Raymond Martin has been in jail since May of 2009 and was convicted last week of drug-trafficking and murder-for-hire. It was the ammunition the county needed. Martin delt drugs on duty and plotted to unsuccessfully kill two would-be wintnesses. The county determined he was entitled to keep his job until he resigned or was convicted.

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