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Houston County Assistant District Attorney Mark David Johnson turned himself over to authorities on Thursday after being indicted on multiple ethics charges.

According to Attorney General Steve Marshall, an investigation by the FBI working in tandem with his office’s Special Prosecutions Division led to Johnson’s indictment.

Johnson is charged with three counts of solicitation for the purpose of corruptly influencing official action and three counts of using his official position or office for personal gain.

Johnson is also charged with soliciting a female companion or escort from an unnamed witness and soliciting pictures, female companionship or sexual contact from two other witnesses. All of the charges involved a criminal defendant and existed for the purpose of corruptly influencing official action in their criminal cases.

If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment and a $30,000 fine for each of the six counts in the indictment, which are all Class B felonies.

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