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Superior Court Warrant Clerk bonds out of jail

Velvelyn Scarborough (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Velvelyn Scarborough (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

A Chatham County Superior Court case manager is now out of jail after facing a judge Tuesday. Velvelyn Scarborough is accused of divulging information in court documents to suspects in a major drug investigation.

Scarborough's bond was set at ten thousand dollars with several conditions if she bails out.

For instance, she cannot leave the county or the country. She cannot have any contact with her co-conspirators, and she cannot go to the courthouse for anything other than her case.

Now, the court administrator's office is facing the difficult task of dealing with the court case involving one of it's own employees.

"This was very shocking," says Crystal Taylor Cooper, the court administrator for the Chatham County Superior Court. "We were all very shocked and saddened by the news. There's been no indication with her work performance there were no issues so it has deeply affect the staff certainly."

According to the arrest warrant, Scarborough was arrested last week and charged with attempt or conspiracy to commit drug related offense. According to the District Attorney's Office, Scarborough is considered to be a co-conspirator in a Counter Narcotics Team investigation. CNT has seized her work computer, and searched her home and office.

The court administrator tells WTOC that Scarborough's affiliation with the courts will have no affect on her case.

"This case will absolutely not be treated any differently. This case will follow the normal process through the courts and be handled just like any other case," says Cooper.

Scarborough has had previous trouble with the law. She was arrested for shoplifting in 1999. However, according to Georgia's First Offender Act, if she complied with her probation, nothing would show up on her criminal record.

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