Ga. Man Flees Court, Missing 'Not Guilty' Verdict

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A Georgia man, facing up to two decades in prison for identity theft and fraud, left court Thursday before hearing he was acquitted.

Defense attorney W. Scott Smith told FOX 5 News his client Saladin Ghani asked if he could go to the restroom before running off from the DeKalb County Superior Court.

Ghani was charged with illegally transferring thousands of dollars from his neighbor's bank account and putting it in his own back in 2013.

DeKalb County Superior Court Chief Judge Tangela Barrie issued a bench warrant for Ghani and dispatched deputies to look for him. But after the acquittal, she rescinded the order.