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April 19

April 19, 2011 --

APS vows not to fire workers in cheating probe DeKalb settles race bias suit for $1.3M Bank that sued lawmakers over $2.2M debt goes under Former DeKalb court clerk sues successor Attorney: Savannah Council broke law in settlement with alderwoman

Lawmakers leave ethics panel to run on fumes

Lawmakers leave ethics panel to run on fumes
April 19, 2011 --

Georgia legislators last week took back an extra $30,000 budgeted to enforce ethics laws in 2012, leaving the State Campaign Finance Commission yet again to do more paper-shuffling and less investigating. “We really only have time to go after the most egregious of cases,” executive secretary Stacey Kalberman said.

April 16

April 16, 2011 --

Pot-puffing magistrate bids to keep job Fulton Co. foster system released from federal oversight “This American Life” responds to Brunswick judge’s libel allegations

April 15

April 15, 2011 --

Defense: Judge smoked pot to get off narcotics Lawmakers hand out tax breaks to some businesses Bill allowing removal of ATL school board passes Ethics loophole fixed despite last-minute objection Ga. tourism tax break barely passes Ira Glass corrects report on Brunswick drug court Creative Loafing bestows 2011 Golden Sleaze awards

April 14

April 14, 2011 --

Opinion: Dear state, please don’t cave in to Arthur Blank Murray Co. commissioner accused of sexually assaulting worker Judge accused of smoking pot faces hearing Lawmakers restore domestic violence shelter funds Feds crack down on SunTrust mortgage practices SACS sends letter to Cobb school board Toxins linger in East Athens stream Ex-DeKalb court clerk to […]

Autism researcher indicted for alleged $1M CDC fraud

Autism researcher indicted for alleged $1M CDC fraud
April 13, 2011 --

A Danish autism researcher allegedly bought a home, a Harley, a Honda and other items by fraudulently billing a CDC grant program for more than $1 million, federal prosecutors said today. Prosecutors said this afternoon that a federal grand jury had indicted Poul Thorsen, 49, on 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering in connection with the scheme.

April 13

April 13, 2011 --

Senate OKs sale of out-of-state health policies Ex-prosecutor to probe Gwinnett schools’ land deals Sen. Staton hands off GOP whip duties amid e-mail allegations Columbus rec services manager faces firing Suit challenges Augusta’s purchasing practices Legis committee recommends hiking JQC budget House OKs bills to close ethics loopholes OSHA fines Doraville hair, beauty supply businesses

April 12

April 12, 2011 --

Fulton DA’s office down a dozen lawyers this year Opinion: Judicial elections shouldn’t be moved Senate cuts DOT pollution exemptions from bill

April 11

April 11, 2011 --

Lobbyist ‘loophole’ tests Ralston Bill would increase pressure on ATL school board

Mark Elgart, accreditation boogeyman: $355,024

Mark Elgart, accreditation boogeyman: $355,024
April 11, 2011 --

Mark Elgart, when not scaring the pants off of local school boards, draws a paycheck of more than $350,000 from this Alpharetta-based non-profit, Advance Education Inc. Tax records show four other senior staffers also earn $150,000 or more.

April 10

April 10, 2011 --

Felon has friends in high places School accreditation agency has critics Feds disagree over deepening of Savannah harbor Some say secrecy hinders children’s protection Juvenile judge: Failing to sign interstate compact hampers system

April 9

April 9, 2011 --

Perdue starts business with former appointees Legislature poised to ‘reform’ public defender system Ousted CEO’s attorney returns fire on WellStar