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Columbus firefighter wanted by GBI following illegal gambling probe

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Fire Marshall Chief Ricky Shores tells News Leader 9 Marilyn Clemmons, a firefighter, has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an administrative investigation into the nature of the charges.

Marilyn, 49, and James Clemmons, 47, were both listed in an indictment released Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Both are wanted by the GBI for helping operate Big Dawg Calling Cards in Columbus.

Police arrested the owner 63 year-old James Kokott in Atlanta Tuesday. He was indicted in Dekalb County for violating the state's gambling law.

GBI Agents are still actively looking for Marilyn and James Clemmons, both employees accused of helping Kokott manage Big Dawg Calling Cards throughout the state. 

The business was raided by GBI earlier this week for illegal gambling operations and over $20,000, 60 computers as well as several weapons were found at Big Dawg locations across the state.

Chief Shores tells News Leader 9 that Marilyn Clemmons worked with Columbus Fire and EMS for more than 20 years.

If you know of the whereabouts of James and Marilyn Clemmons, please call the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-8477.

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