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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:38am

Enotah Judge Resigns

A North Georgia judge is resigning amid an ethics investigation into whether she improperly sought to help a man who was convicted of methamphetamine trafficking.

An order posted Tuesday by the Judicial Qualifications Commission says Enotah Superior Court Judge Lynn Alderman will resign on Friday.

The commission says it was investigating whether Alderman "attempted to lend the prestige of her judicial office" to influence another judge who was handling the case of Charles Steven Stringer.

She's accused of visiting a Forsyth County judge in his chambers to tell him that Stringer was doing well in the community.

Alderman is the second judge in the circuit to resign recently. Judge David Barrett resigned this month after it was revealed he pulled out a handgun to make a point to a witness.

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