Jackson County Attorney, Convicted of Fraud, Working for County Again

Marianna, Fla. - The attorney for the Jackson County Commission has hired a former attorney with deep connections to the Coastal Community Bank and Bayside Savings Bank collapse to serve as a law clerk in her office.

County Attorney Michelle Blankenship Jordan informed the Florida Bar of her intentions to hire Frank Alfred Baker as a law clerk.

Baker, the attorney for Coastal Community Bank and the bank's largest shareholder was convicted at trial of conspiracy, four counts of wire fraud, one count of making false statements to the FDIC, and one count of filing a false claim with the FDIC. 

Baker was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010. Before his legal troubles Baker served as the attorney for the Jackson County Commission.

Jordan declined to comment.

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