Livingston community shocked over councilman’s indictment

Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON, Ala. (WTOK) - The District Attorney’s Office of the 17th Judicial Circuit said Livingston Councilman Carl Sudduth has been indicted by a grand jury for second degree forgery, a felony.

The DA said that Sudduth was using his employer’s money to pay a co-worker, then falsified a tax document to cover it up.

Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt said he only knows what he read in the paper and that Sudduth’s seat as a councilman cannot be reviewed until there is a verdict, citing that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

Some people in Livingston did not want to speak on camera but told Newscenter 11 they’re shocked and know Sudduth as a kind man who helped those around him. Several said they grew up with him.

Livingston resident Madelyn Mack said Sudduth has done so much for the people of Livingston and hearing about his indictment was surprising.

“That’s like arresting Santa Claus! Yeah, that’s a shock and I hope everything turns out fine,” Mack said.

A court date is yet to be set for Sudduth.

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