• County employee fired after being accused of accessing confidential information

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    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Forsyth County has fired an employee after officials said he accessed confidential information about a death investigation.

    According to documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News through an open records request, Jose Barrara was a pretrial services employee at the courthouse.

    Records said Barrara misused his position to access files about a death to which he was a witness.

    The county first put Barrara on leave in December, and then fired him, citing a loss of confidence in him.

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