Third man pleads guilty to Murray County conspiracy

Third man pleads guilty to Murray County conspiracy

June 14th, 2013 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

A third man has plead guilty to an involvement in a conspiracy against a woman who blew the whistle on a local judge.

Clifford "CJ" Joyce plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in U.S. Federal court in Rome, Ga.

Federal prosecutors presented evidence today that Joyce was a middle man in the plan to get Angela Garmley arrested.

Garmley's compliant that former Judge Bryant Cochran solicited her for sex in his chambers launched a state ethics investigation last year that lead to the judge's resignation.

Two sheriffs deputies have already pled guilty to their part in the conspiracy.