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Nov. 12

November 12, 2009 --

A tale of two trips: UGA Prez Michael Adams’ excellent adventure(s) Fulton DA has confrontation with judge Four Glynn County educators banned for a year in test cheating scandal Federal court closes case of former UGA journalism dean UGA claims stimulus saved 1,700 jobs. Oh, really? Runoff or not? Dispute brews in Clarkston mayor’s race […]

Nov. 11

November 11, 2009 --

Lawsuit claims prison guard got away with inmate rape ATL mayoral candidate explains late tax payments Special prosecutor sought to investigate N.Ga. judge Six more educators in test scandal may face sanctions Case could decide whether Ga. can afford the death penalty

Has funding shortage tainted Pike County death penalty prosecution?

November 10, 2009 --

Is a funding shortage for public defenders sufficient to toss a death penalty prosecution? The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments on that question today. Jamie Ryan Weis, accused in February 2006 of beating and killing Catherine King in her Pike County home, contends a state funding shortage has denied him a proper defense. Weis’s […]

Nov. 10

November 10, 2009 --

Ga. insurer loaned $10M to CEO before being liquidated Imperial Sugar won’t discuss yearlong probe of 2008 refinery disaster N. Ga. judge charged with misconduct Former midstate judge charged with sexual battery Winder teacher sues, forced to resign over Facebook page Grand jury selected for Gwinnett land deals Judge tosses suit against Fulton Development Authority […]

Ex-Rep. Charles A. Thomas Jr.: 6 years in prison

November 9, 2009 --

The Georgia Supreme Court accepted Charles A. Thomas Jr.’s surrender of his law license today. Maybe he can be a “jailhouse lawyer” while he’s serving his six-year prison sentence for theft and forgery. Thomas, a member of the Georgia House from 1979 through 1994, sold title insurance for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. until losing that privilege in 2004. Since then, Thomas continued to offer title insurance to clients, forging the policies and collecting the premiums for himself.

Nov. 9

November 9, 2009 --

Families of fallen, injured firefighters say benefits are delayed, denied Arsenic-treated lumber found in metro ATL parks Time may be up on Clarke County mortgage fraud cases

Nov. 8

November 8, 2009 --

Emory’s name doesn’t ensure its high standard Schools with suspicious scores get rewards Misused fees lead state to lose funds

Nov. 6

November 6, 2009 --

DeKalb officials delay closing schools to get more input Salmonella victims upset no one prosecuted yet Report: Most Georgia congressmen are millionaires Blitch sentencing date set Mounting inmate lawsuits put pressure on Camden County

2nd Polk County deputy pleads guilty, faces federal prison

November 6, 2009 --

A second former Polk County deputy faces prison for crimes involving the sheriff’s department. Kenneth Lane Gravett, 42, of Cedartown pleaded guilty today to mail fraud for filing a false theft report so he could collect an insurance claim on his Harley Davidson. Last month, Joshua David Lowe, 25, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for beating a jail inmate who had been strapped into a restraint chair. Read the news release on Gravett’s plea…

Ponzi schemes: McDonough lawyer to prison, Hoschton broker pleads guilty

November 5, 2009 --

Federal prosecutors announced action in two unrelated Ponzi schemes this afternoon: Former McDonough attorney Steven H. Ballard, 53, was sent to prison for five-plus years for a scam that netted more than $1 million, and former Hoschton mortgage broker Edward William Farley, 47, pleaded guilty to fraud charges involving more than 150 victims and $20 million in losses. Farley will be sentenced in February. Read the news releases…

Nov. 5

November 5, 2009 --

Feds implicate Troutman Sanders real estate chair in $50M kickback scheme Hired as a man, fired as a woman State powerless to audit prepaid cell phone companies SACS: Clayton schools closer to full ‘operational’ status Glynn County court still inundated wih DUIs Norcross logistics firm accused of racial promotion bias, federal labor law violations

Oversight panel: APD officers refuse cooperation, chief unresponsive

Oversight panel: APD officers refuse cooperation, chief unresponsive
November 4, 2009 --

Ten Atlanta police officers have refused to cooperate with investigations of alleged misconduct, and Chief Richard Pennington has failed to respond to a call for discipline in a case of excessive force against a lesbian couple, an oversight panel said in a letter released today.