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Carbon Hill's indicted mayor won't attend council meeting

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CARBON HILL - AL -

    ABC 33/40 has learned Carbon Hill's indicted mayor James Richardson will not attend Thursday night's city council meeting.

    It was Richardson's first scheduled meeting since being indicted, arrested and released on bond regarding 9 sex charges and 2 counts of harassment allegedly involving four jail inmates.

    Richard's attorney, Ken Guin has called the allegations political.

    Guin tells ABC 33/40, Richardson is sick, went to the doctor Thursday and will not preside over Thursday's council meeting as he had planned.

    Since the controversy, Richardson has conducted city business from his home because a part of his bond deal prevents him from being at city hall.

     We've learned Mayor Richardson is in the process of moving his office to Carbon Hill's Community Center, across the street from city hall.   He'll work out of there until his trial which has not  been set.

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