WOODBINE, Ga. -- The Brunswick city leaders had to post bond twice in one week stemming from two separate cases.
James Brooks had little to say Monday night following his release on $10,000 bond at the Camden County jail.
James faces racketeering charges in Camden County and allegations he interfered with the on-going investigation into the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Glynn County.
According to a six-count indictment, Brooks used his political influence to make money. It claims the commissioner promised to expunge the criminal records of at least two men so they could get jobs in the Brunswick Police Department. It also states Brooks took money from at least two other men in exchange for helping them get liquor licenses and other city permits.
Brooks' attorney, Alan Tucker, filed a not-guilty plea for his client Monday at the Camden County courthouse.
"Show me one person that has gotten a liquor license or a job as a police officer that has been paid for that influence," said Tucker. "They don't know anybody who's come forward and said I paid him to get my job or I paid to get a liquor license."
According to Tucker, Brooks will face a jury trial for the racketeering charges in Camden County May 20.