Former Pickens County Sheriff sentenced to 18 months in prison and pay restitution within 90 days

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By Ricky Price, ALBUGLE

After pleading guilty to 1 count of wire fraud and 1 count of failing to file tax returns, former Pickens County Sheriff David Abston was sentenced to 18 months in Prison.

Abston was also ordered to pay $51,285 in restitution within 90 days.

In compliance with Alabama Law, Coroner Chad Harless was sworn in as Sheriff, until, and if, Governor Ivey appoints a new Sheriff.

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