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Former Wells mayor says perjury charges will be dropped

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

WELLS, TX (KTRE) - Former Wells Mayor Corbitt Doss said charges against him will be dropped after his letter of apology is published. Last month, Doss was charged with perjury and tampering with a government document in a scandal involving his eligibility to hold office.

Doss said the Cherokee County Attorney ordered him to write a letter of apology to the people of Wells. It's Doss' understanding that after the letter is published Wednesday in The Cherokeean Herald, those charges will be dropped. Doss sent KTRE the letter he wrote.

The following is a transcription of that letter:

Dear Fellow Citizens and Residents of Wells,

As most of you know, my occupancy in the office as Mayor of City of Wells, Texas, has been the source of much controversy and, I'm sorry to say, hard feelings. This all stems from what I believed to be the conditions of an order issued ending my probation in McLennan County, Texas. I understood that the order restored to me all the rights as a citizen of the State of Texas and the United States of America that I enjoyed prior to the time of my probation. As it turns out, I was mistaken. I have been advised by my attorney that the conditions of my discharge were such that I cannot serve in public office. For that reason, I have tendered my resignation as mayor for our city.

I want you all to know that I am truly sorry for the trouble this has caused. I never intended to deceive anyone and had I known what I know now I would never have offered myself as a candidate for mayor. I only want the best for our community and its residents and will continue to serve its best interests in any way I can. God bless you all.

Sincerely,

Corbitt D. Doss

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