Things seem to have gotten mighty quiet in Morgan County lately. We received an email from a man who claims that he was in the same biker gang that one of Ana's ex-boyfriend was in. He said that Ana was hell on wheels. Nothing new to us. Some of the history of Ana and the biker is interesting. According to this guy Ana was a long term fixture of the club until the ex went to prison.
We have heard story after story such as this about Ana. We heard the lies she told during the first campaign about the length of time she had been in law enforcement before campaigning. All were lies. She claimed to have gotten an almost BS degree. She went so far as to claim in a deposition that she had her "almost" BS degree but could not remember the classes that she had taken.
The reason Ana had a memory lapse is most likely caused excessive compulsive lying. The people of Morgan County are not about to vote Franklin into office for a third term of sheriff. The lies she had told the press alone is a clear indication that she is nothing but a liar.
Franklin's use of inmates at her home is another reason neither she nor Judge Jennifer Howell should be reelected into office. Franklin catered to one particular inmate who claims he was at her house all hours of the night and that he performed a lot of specific duties while there. The guy also works in drywall so he was happy to run around the construction sites and brag about his quest.
Why is Sheriff Franklin so close to inmates? We have volumes of documents that reflect Ana's interest in inmates and it is certainly interesting. Why is it that to be a trustee, in a large portion of the cases that we have reviewed, you must have been into drugs: A dealer, manufacturer, or distributor? Why is that? Franklin's son-in-law's cousin who killed a man while high on drugs and alcohol is out on work release while others with far less criminal activities linger in jail. Why are trustees who are getting paid yet do not pay any of their court fees, fines or restitution? How does a man like Timothy Alan Hall go to jail broke and desolate end up with thousands of dollars on his bank card? We think we know the answers to those questions and so will you when you think really hard and find a common thread.
How does Franklin take money that doesn't belong to her and lie about it, build a house in Saraland, and continue to use MCSO resources to maintain her current way of life? How does she do it? When she controls all those different accounts and has no real oversight, it's easy. That's how.
We are just skimming the service but is this a person who is as crooked as a dog's hind leg is who we want to re-elect as Sheriff of Morgan County, Alabama?