A Cornelia attorney is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly forging the signatures of Habersham County Superior Court Judge B. Chan Caudell and an assistant district attorney in an effort to have a client’s ankle monitor removed.

Paul “Jake” York, who runs a solo practice and serves as solicitor for the city of Cornelia, was arrested July 10 and charged with two counts of forgery and one count of filling a false document after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looked into the March incident.

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