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      Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

      This photo provided Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, shows U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller after his arrest on a misdemeanor battery charge in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)
      {}An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County. The defense says Fuller is entering treatment for an unspecified reason, and the Atlanta court offers pre-trial intervention and diversion programs for some defendants. One of the programs is for people in treatment programs. Fuller's defense attorney Jeff Brickman says he plans to talk to a prosecutor soon about the possibility. Brickman says Fuller would welcome the chance to end the case without prosecution.

      A prosecutor didn't return a message seeking comment. Atlanta police recently arrested Fuller on a misdemeanor battery charge after his wife called 911 saying he was beating her.

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