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Ga. banker accused of stealing millions pleads not guilty

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Updated: 1/08 12:37 pm
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- A former Georgia banker accused of stealing millions from investors before vanishing for 18 months has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud charges and agreed to remain jailed pending trial.

A court-appointed attorney for 47-year-old Aubrey Lee Price entered the plea Wednesday before a federal magistrate judge in Statesboro.

Judge G.R. Smith said Price made a showing that he had no money to hire his own lawyer. He is charged with misspending, embezzling and losing $21 million.

Price didn't speak during the brief hearing. Duston Tapley Jr. is a lawyer and family friend who has agreed to assist with Price's case, and he called Price a hard-working, good guy.

Price had been missing since June 2012 when he was arrested last week during a traffic stop in south Georgia.

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whosaysnocan - 1/9/2014 4:13 PM
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"Duston Tapley Jr. is a lawyer and family friend who has agreed to assist with Price's case, and he called Price a hard-working, good guy." What the what? If this guy is "not guilty" why did he disappear? I wonder if it "agreed" to remain in jail because there are some that he ripped off where out to "get" it? From being a banker to a pot grower~too bad it was not medical pot~gee the guy is multi talented. Knows where and how to make or steal big bucks!
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