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Suspended Thomasville mayor pleads no contest to filing false report

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 19:30:26-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Suspended Thomasville mayor Greg Hobbs pled no contest to two counts on Friday, avoiding a trial that was scheduled to start Monday.

Hobbs pled no contest to two counts of false reporting of a crime. The Thomas County Clerk told us one of the counts was reduced to a misdemeanor.

He will serve 12 months probation, to run concurrently, must pay a $1,000 fine for each count, and serve 24 hours of community service for each count. Hobbs can serve the probation for both counts at the same time.

Hobbs was indicted by a grand jury in February for allegedly forging payroll documents.

He was facing six charges, including making a false report, violation of oath by a public officer and making a false statement.

No word yet on whether he will return to his seat on Thomasville City Council.