Judge faces fed charges in alleged plot to plant drugs

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Georgia Judge, Bryant Cochran, facing federal charges because he orchestrated a plot to plant drugs in the car of Angie Garmley.
MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. —

A former Georgia judge is now facing federal charges including witness tampering and sexual assault.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne broke the story on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say in 2012 Murray County Chief Magistrate Judge Bryant Cochran orchestrated a plot to plant drugs in the car of Angie Garmley.

They say it was payback because Garmley accused him of sexual harassment.

Three other men including a Murray County deputy pleaded guilty to charges connected to the incident.

Cochran is scheduled for a court appearance Thursday.

His attorney says he will plead not guilty.