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Noblin turns to Altavista lawyer

SoVaNow.com / November 29, 2012
Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, who faces 21 felony counts of embezzlement and forgery of public documents in connection with the disappearance of funds from the Sheriff’s Office, has retained Altavista lawyer Glenn Berger as he prepares his response to the charges.

Noblin was due in court Tuesday for his first hearing since being charged on Nov. 13. However, since the purpose of the hearing was to see that Noblin had legal representation, and Berger notified a Circuit judge of his involvement in the case on Monday, the Tuesday hearing was cancelled, said Halifax County Clerk of Court Bobby Conner.

Neither Berger nor special prosecutor Eric Cooke of Southampton County was at the courthouse on Tuesday, the day of Noblin’s scheduled hearing. Noblin, who is free on bond, also did not appear.

So far, no judge has been appointed to hear the case against Noblin, who is suspected of embezzling up to $113,180 from the department. With local judges recusing themselves from the case, it will be up to the Virginia Supreme Court to appoint a member of the bench to hear the charges against Noblin.

If convicted, the former sheriff could serve a maximum of 20 years on each of seven embezzlement charges and 10 years on each of 14 forgery charges.

Noblin served as sheriff from 2007 until 2011, when he lost his bid for re-election to the current sheriff, Fred Clark.



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I find it interesting that none of the recent online mentions of Noblin's legal troubles are accompanied by comments from the public. Everyone certainly loved Noblin enough to give him the position of Sheriff. He refused to explain his actions and let everyone know what happened to the money. It seems that everyone in Halifax is either afraid to ask the question or is either willing to give him a pass. Is nobody upset about the possibility that he STOLE over $100,000 from the residents of the county?


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