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Former U.S. attorney joins State Ethics Commission

Former U.S. attorney joins State Ethics Commission
October 2, 2009 --

Sonny Perdue on Thursday named former U.S. attorney Kent Alexander, now general counsel at Emory University, to one of five seats on the State Ethics Commission. Alexander’s appointment gives the commission a full membership as it prepares to name a new executive secretary to replace Rick Thompson, who steps down in a few weeks. The commission expects to interview finalists for the job at its Oct. 15 meeting.

Oct. 2

October 2, 2009 --

Ethics group seeks new law for Atlanta politics Barrow’s plan concerning mercury limits for Olin Corp. on hold Outgoing member: DeKalb ethics board ‘ineffective’ Opinion: Storm runoff systems ignored Topless club owner: Gingrich group rescinded award Georgia bank’s wealthy clients speeded failure Dodge sheriff pleads not guilty; voter fraud probe continuing Federal bill could define […]

Picower’s Madoff take estimated to be $7.2 billion

Picower's Madoff take estimated to be $7.2 billion
October 1, 2009 --

For a man who cherishes his privacy, the attention Jeffry Picower received on Thursday must have made him wince. On the same day that Forbes revealed he had earned a coveted spot in the magazine’s list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, a new court filing added $2.1 billion to the $5.1 billion he is alleged to have earned from his participation in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

Oct. 1

October 1, 2009 --

Tempers flare over DeKalb school district’s legal services DeKalb schools suffer maintenance neglect countywide Federal judge rejects plan for Georgia’s mental hospitals; ‘harmful & unsafe’ conditions continue AGCO settles Iraq kickbase case for $20M+ 3 million tires at Georgia dump to stay put Outstanding ATL water bills reach $811,000 Panel: Fayette commissioner violated ethics Olens: […]