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William D. Novelli, ex-CEO of AARP: $1,005,380

William D. Novelli, ex-CEO of AARP: $1,005,380
February 19, 2010 --

William D. Novelli, who resigned as CEO in March 2009, was just one of 18 AARP executives who were paid more than $300,000 in 2008. Tax records show Novelli’s total compensation topped $1 million that year with the inclusion of $207,000 in deferred pay. Novelli’s pay package was a recent topic debate on Capitol Hill, where some congressmen complained that AARP executives would benefit personally from proposed health care reforms.

Ethics panel’s Proctor sued for alleged lease default, fraud

February 19, 2010 --

Robert Proctor, who resigned a week ago from the State Ethics Commission, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on his law firm’s office lease and fraudulently transferring its assets to a new firm. The complaint seeks damages under the Georgia Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Feb. 18

February 19, 2010 --

Metro property owners were overcharged ATL woman, 61, arrested for asking ‘Why?’ Amid police probe, Marietta judge continued to hold court FBI interviews SCLC officials in Georgia Bibb school officals face another ethics probe Augusta chemical plant to pay $171K more in emissi0ns fees

Feb. 17

February 17, 2010 --

Muscogee judge resigns amid meeting with investigator Snellville contractor pleads guilty to bid-rigging

Ethics panel rejects Pitts consent order, heads to court

Ethics panel rejects Pitts consent order, heads to court
February 17, 2010 --

Robb Pitts and the State Ethics Commission are headed to court to settle an 8-year-old dispute over excessive and unreported campaign loans. The commission Monday rejected a proposed consent order that would have closed the matter with Pitts paying no fine and no restitution. Commission members were told Pitts could still win in court and wind up with no penalty or finding of responsibility. Kent Alexander, a former federal prosecutor, said he’d rather lose in court “than have the commission say an elected official who is an experienced campaigner violates the rules” and gets away with it.

Feb. 16

February 16, 2010 --

Southeastern U.S. Insurance: What went wrong? DK schools to replace highly paid administrator despite deficit Alabama bank rejects subpoenas for records of Oxendine PAC donors Discarded medical records found outside Macon rehab facility Dawson County works to remove accused clerk of court Judge: Georgia at fault for Camden County jail overcrowding

Feds investigate New Orleans officer in post-Katrina shooting

Feds investigate New Orleans officer in post-Katrina shooting
February 16, 2010 --

A former New Orleans police officer is under investigation for shooting Henry Glover outside an Algiers strip mall four days after Hurricane Katrina, the first act in a bizarre chain of events that has led to a massive federal probe into the city’s Police Department. Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has interviewed scores of officers in an effort to determine how the 31-year-old Glover died, as well as whether officers may have tried to cover up his death.

Feb. 15

February 15, 2010 --

School districts to conduct internal cheating probes Gov. Perdue’s free trips One year later, still no work on many stimulus-funded projects Plan calls for national team to overhaul mental health service

Don’t let Proctor flip ‘rigid digit’ at state, ethics panel urged

February 15, 2010 --

Robert Proctor was a state ethics commissioner so briefly that he never got to attend a meeting. Even though he’s gone, commissioners were told today, he should not be forgotten. Proctor resigned for “health reasons” last week after insisting he had never been properly notified of an old ethics fine and therefore did not intend to pay it. In doing so, Proctor is “essentially giving this commission and the citizens of this state the rigid digit,” said Frank Moore, an attorney who has sparred with him in court.

Loophole conceals lobbyists’ agendas when wining & dining

Loophole conceals lobbyists' agendas when wining & dining
February 15, 2010 --

Georgia’s ethics enforcers ask lobbyists to reveal who’s really paying whenever they wine and dine legislators. But the State Ethics Commission, acknowledging that the law does not require that information, has dropped charges against lobbyist Raymon White for failing to disclose it. The upshot? Unless the Legislature fixes the loophole, Georgia’s 1,600 lobbyists won’t have to reveal who’s really paying for a lawmaker’s fancy meal or skybox seats.

Feb. 14

February 14, 2010 --

Ethics loophole: Off-books lobbying The growing trend of murder suspects free on bond Plan allowing private companies to sell public water concerns many Augusta taxpayers likely to foot $500K master plan bill Conyers police dept. withdraws from recertification process

Feb. 13

February 13, 2010 --

Ethics panel member who came under fire resigns for health reasons Scott asks OX wrongfully accepted $1.2 million in campaign funds Police bust teen drinking party at judge’s upscale west Cobb home Dougherty DA open to criminal charges following cheating investigation Citizen board: APD stonewalling investigation into Atlanta Eagle raid Perdue names Melissa Carter as […]