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Judge rescinds Vauhxx Booker's public defender after GoFundMe established

$36,000 in account as of Sunday
Posted at 8:31 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 08:46:29-05

BLOOMINGTON — A judge has taken back the appointment of a public defender for a Black activist in Monroe County.

Vauhxx Booker alleges a group of white men threatened to attack him on July 4, 2020, at a property near Lake Monroe.

A Johnson County judge initially granted Booker's request for a public defender and then reversed it days later.

The judge said the change came after a GoFundMe account was set up on Booker's behalf. As of Sunday, the fund was worth about $36,000.

Booker will now have to hire a lawyer or represent himself.

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