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Ex-U.S. attorney to probe motive for Fulton firing

Ex-U.S. attorney to probe motive for Fulton firing
October 5, 2010 --

Fulton County has hired former U.S. Attorney Richard H. Deane Jr. to determine whether political pressure squelched an inquiry into possible financial misconduct. Attorneys allege a current and former county employee lost their jobs for looking into the alleged misuse of $183,000 in public funds. “Taking it outside was the proper thing to do,” Commissioner Robb Pitts said. Read on …