February 17, 2018

Former Georgia Library Director Indicted

By LJ Staff

David C. Wilson, former director of the Ocmulgee Regional Library, Eastman, GA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of theft and witness tampering. For months, both federal and Georgia officials have been investigating alleged financial abuses involving Wilson. According to the Savannah Morning News, the five counts of theft involve funds from his former library, from which Wilson retired early last May after agents searched a library and two of his properties. Four involved unspecified amounts greater than $5,000 and may relate to misuse of grant funds. Also, Wilson is charged with taking a $6,199 library lawnmower and with trying to influence the testimony of Ricky Snelgrove, a former library employee who allegedly had to kick back part of his paycheck to the director. An attorney said Wilson denies all the charges.