We've heard rumors since December 2016 that Steven Ziaja, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agent who dated Sheriff Ana Franklin during her run for sheriff in 2010 and 2014 was in financial ruins. Ziaja has no problem telling the locals at the one and only service station in his community that he is broke. That is probably true since we hear he secured a gym for Franklin to open so she could proclaim that she had business experience plus year after year of law enforcement. The gym business flopped as did Ana Franklin’s love for Ziaja. On the other hand, Ziaja loves his Ana and from what we understand will do anything for her. That may be true if the rumors are true. Ziaja took out a loan for $142,466.64 on December 23, 2016, just about the same time we were telling our readers about the loss of the inmate food funds at Sheriff Ana Franklin's hands. Franklin also knew we had copies of the checks. Did the money go in Franklin's account at Traditions Bank or in her personal account at Peoples Bank? We believe that if you follow the money it went into the Traditions Bank. Just a little food for thought on a cold rainy day in Morgan County, Alabama. We decided to dedicate a song to Ziaja.
Nat King Cole, Unforgettable