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Oct. 24

October 24, 2011 --

Man at center of New Birth investment probe speaks out Attorneys in Forsyth Co. death penalty case claim they’re not being paid Investigator: Dougherty Co. school cheating probe nets 10 confessions

Oct. 13

October 13, 2011 --

  ‘Emergency’ Ga. judge nominees stalled in Senate slog ATL mayor says he did not fire housing chief Prison fire chief fired for shooting inmate DeKalb schools can retain attorneys in $100M suit Retirements won’t stop Augusta fire department probe Attorney General questions Columbus’s delayed response to records request Macon Council reverses Public Works director’s […]

Oct. 11

October 11, 2011 --

Slower lottery sales hit Georgia’s pre-K program DeKalb schools’ legal bill hits $36M on one case Teen sex, cover-up alleged on rec center field trip Report: State fees being funneled to general fund Columbus does about-face and releases attorneys’ contract

June 20

June 20, 2011 --

Gwinnett court overbilling issue has attorneys on edge UGA downplays biolab inspection report

March 23

March 23, 2011 --

Lottery gives larger share to jackpots, less to HOPE, pre-K Campaign cash accompanies bid for corporate tax breaks Lawyers ask for review of ex-judge Camp’s rulings, sentences Judge orders mediation in costly DeKalb school suit DeKalb educator charged with altering attendance records Class action demands attorneys for indigent parents jailed over child support Ex-Villa Rica […]

March 6

March 6, 2011 --

Land flips sting Gwinnett taxpayers Hall County’s new attorneys are costing more

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 …

Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio

Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio
September 27, 2010 --

Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill and a county employee who was under investigation for fraud attended a professional conference in Rio de Janeiro this year shortly after officials allegedly shelved the inquiry. Boxill and Cheryl Estes, a program manager in the Human Services Department, were among five Fulton County officials at the U.N. World Urban […]

Sept. 8

September 8, 2010 --

Ex-peanut exec back to work after salmonella case DeKalb schools won’t release accreditation papers Attorneys dispute effect of voter ID law Cornelia bank doomed by real estate, lax management Complaint: Police captain ‘cut shirt to reveal bra & cleavage’ ATL’s watershed commissioner resigns Warner Robins audit process raises questions Douglasville judge takes heat for tossing […]

Report: 2 ethics attorneys ran private practice on state’s time

Report: 2 ethics attorneys ran private practice on state's time
July 15, 2010 --

Two attorneys for the State Ethics Commission improperly used public resources to operate their private law practice, Inspector General Elizabeth Archer has found. Attorneys Yasha Heidari, who resigned in April, and Tom Plank used state-issued computers to research clients’ cases and abused sick leave, she said, and they created a potential conflict by representing a business operated by a man who offers his services as a lobbyist, a profession regulated by the ethics commission. UPDATE: The Ethics Commission said today it will implement the inspector general’s recommended remedies immediately and will “take appropriate action” after reviewing the findings regarding Plank.

Gwinnett judge must assess ‘systemic breakdown’ in defender system

Gwinnett judge must assess 'systemic breakdown' in defender system
June 28, 2010 --

A Gwinnett County judge must decide whether “an actual breakdown in the entire public defender system” has denied an accused murderer a speedy trial, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. District Attorney Danny Porter indicted Khanh Dinh Phan in 2005, but the state has never paid lawyers hired to represent him in the killing of a Lilburn man and his 2-year-old son.

Nahmias chides State Bar — again — for flimsy discipline

Nahmias chides State Bar -- again -- for flimsy discipline
May 17, 2010 --

The Georgia Supreme Court, for the second time in two months, has told the State Bar to get tougher with lawyers who break the rules. In a unanimous decision, the high court today rejected a reprimand for a lawyer who used falsified documents in a personal injury case. Justice David Nahmias, in a 17-page concurring opinion, picked apart Nerrylle Manning-Wallace’s account of her actions and the bar’s rationale for going along with a reprimand for her.