Richmond County Sheriff accused of misusing taxpayer money

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RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF)- WJBF NewsChannel 6 has obtained copy of ethics complaint against Sheriff Richard Roundtree filed by his opponent in the November election, Republican candidate for sheriff, Brian McDuffie.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Brian McDuffie, a former Richmond County deputy and now candidate for Richmond County Sheriff, is accusing current Sheriff Richard Roundtree of misusing taxpayer money.

McDuffie has drafted a complaint to the state transparency and campaign finance commission.

He says that Roundtree used uniformed deputies for a political TV commercial while they were on the clock.

He says that amounts to a person acting on behalf of the agency making a contribution to a candidate, which is against the rules.

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