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Friday, January 4, 2019

Jailed and Released. Is That Right? No, But It's So.

Blogger Comments:  Folks, we can tell you first hand that it is no fun being arrested for something you did.  Imagine being arrested for something you didn't do?  The sheriff is being punished for what she did.  The people who comment on the blog and complain that she deserves more, well, maybe she does. We can demand more justice until the cows come home but that isn't in our control. 

Excerpt from the Decatur Daily:

"Franklin, 54, was released today after posting a $5,000 bond, according to court records. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 13 at 11 a.m. in Huntsville."

We feel that we have been accused of everything in the book by Sheriff Franklin, had our office raided illegally, been accused of stalking Franklin, all of our computers seized by Franklin and later returned damaged beyond use, hundreds of documents taken and none of which were ever returned, claims that we tried to kill her, and destroyed a truck at her house in the middle of the night.  To the best of our knowledge, these complaints have been investigated.  On the other hand, and there is always another hand, Franklin went on live TV and told that the whistleblower was well known to law enforcement.  She stated multiple times that the whistleblower was being investigated by Etowah County.  She went to the state, she went to other outside counties to request they investigate the whistleblower.  She promised to destroy the whistleblower and "make the whistleblower pay".  Folks, the whistleblowers have paid dearly.  We could go on and on about who is stalking whom but at this point what difference does it make?  For us, we are content.

Sheriff Franklin pleads guilty

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  1. She tried to shut the whistleblowers down by illegal means. You were getting too close to her money flow.

  2. No way Ana did all the shit she did for $160,000. I’m not buying it?

  3. It is way more than just $160,000. Lots of politics going on here. Wait till it’s over and see what really comes out. Lots more.

  4. Good evening, yesterday was a very difficult day for me and my family, my many close friends, and for those that have worked closely with me throughout the years as I served as your sheriff.

    Yesterday I plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for failing to file my 2015 income tax return timely as required. Most people know and understand that a failure to file a tax return by the due date is an offense which requires fines, penalties, and interest. But this offense also carries the potential to be charged criminally for a misdemeanor.

    The confusion surrounding the Alabama inmate food law continues to be an issue for me and the other sheriffs that are affected by this, as well as those state officials that are struggling to resolve these legal matters. My failure to file the tax return on time stems from this confusion, but as an elected official and public servant, my obligation to obey all laws and try to adhere as closely as possible to the rule and spirit of the law is greater, and a higher standard is expected of me. My accountability is also greater because I am the sheriff and I am sworn to uphold the law. Because of my oath to uphold the laws, the Constitution of the United States and the State of Alabama, I believe it is the right thing to do to accept responsibility for this offense.

    I am particularly thankful to Senator Arthur Orr for his willingness to take on this very controversial and difficult topic. I am also thankful to you, the citizens of Morgan County for voting to pass the amendment which will now eliminate this problem for future sheriffs in Morgan County.

    Because of ongoing pending civil litigation, I cannot speak to every detail or to dispel all of the rumors and false allegations that continue to be spread, but as to this issue, I cooperated fully with the investigation and admitted to authorities at the onset that I had not initially filed my taxes on time as required. All taxes, penalties, fines, fees or interest due has been paid and my tax return was filed before I was aware of this investigation by the IRS.

    I am sincerely sorry for the pain and embarrassment that this has caused for the Office of Sheriff and my community. I am especially sad and embarrassed for the way this reflects upon my family and loved ones that have supported me. I apologize for the mistake that I have made and for my shortcomings.

    As I near the end of my term, I am ever thankful and grateful for the opportunity that you gave me to serve you. I have attempted to do my best as your sheriff and to diligently work to make our county a safer place. I am so proud of the staff at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, for the dedication they have to the people of this county, and for the difference they have made. My prayers will continue to be for this office, this county that I love, and for Sheriff Puckett as he steps into this very important role.

    Thank you all for the prayers, your friendship and for the kindness that you have bestowed upon me throughout the years. May God Bless you all and this great nation.


    1. No one believes one word that comes out of your mouth Ana. Why don't you take responsibility for all your crimes. You lying, stealing, crooked sheriff. Why don't you get out of our county and state.