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Former police chief facing two additional charges in corruption case


Former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett is facing two more charges in connection with his federal corruption case. 

Lovett left the courthouse quickly after his hearing Monday morning. It only lasted a few minutes, as the judge went over Lovett's newest indictment. He is already facing charges of commercial gambling, extortion and conspiracy to obstruct law enforcement. 

Now, prosecutors have tacked on two additional counts for making false statements. They say Lovett lied when denying he accepted money from Randal "Red" Roach, and when he said he didn't know Roach was involved in illegal activity. 

Lovett faces up to five additional years in prison for the new counts. He pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution also says they are introducing 2,500 pages of additional evidence against Lovett.

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