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Attorney Michael Mills, left, who represented Jody Greene in his removal hearing Oct. 24, speaks with District Attorney Jon David during a recess. Greene resigned shortly after the hearing began. Staff photo by Justin Smith

More than half of Columbus County Sheriff-elect Jody Greene’s campaign expenses in the months leading up to Election Day went toward legal fees, according to the campaign’s tardy third-quarter finance report.

One hundred sixty-nine people donated to the Committee to Elect Jody Greene during the reporting period, July 1 to Oct. 22. Of those, seven people contributed on or after Sept. 28, when WECT reported on a recorded 2019 phone conversation between Greene and Jason Soles. In the recording, Greene can be heard allegedly making racist comments and threatening to fire African American employees at the sheriff’s office.

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Columbus County Sheriff-Elect Jody Greene