Former probate judge to be released today

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sherrie Phillips, the former Covington County probate judge, is due to be released from the Alabama Department of Corrections today, Tues., Oct. 23.

Phillips was convicted in 2008 of theft by deception of $1.8 million and intentionally using her official position for unlawful personal gain for herself or a family member.

Montgomery Circuit Judge Charles Price sentenced Phillips to a 10-year split sentence with three years imprisonment. Phillips appealed her conviction and was allowed to remain free on bond until her appeals options were exhausted. She began serving her time in late 2009.

Last year, Price denied Phillips’ request for early dismissal.

—Michele Gerlach