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Jan. 30

January 30, 2012 --

House leaders try to quash ethics reform HOPE changes may mean fewer women, minorities at UGA Lawmakers push to prevent redirection of state fees Auditors raise MARTA safety questions Brunswick commissioner jailed on bribery charge APS leader barred from cheating probe Mayor: Olens softening Open Meetings law UGA receives lowest rating for free-speech policies

Fed prosecutors: Toss S. Ga. judge’s guilty plea

Fed prosecutors: Toss S. Ga. judge's guilty plea
September 29, 2011 --

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, a south Georgia judge soon will no longer be a convicted felon. In court filings, federal prosecutors say a 2010 ruling by the high court leaves no choice but to vacate a 2009 guilty plea by former Alapaha Circuit Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III.

June 14

June 14, 2011 --

DeKalb judge once investigated for bribery Local charity spending little to find missing kids Justices criticize judges’ use of power DeKalb land deal raises eyebrows ATL Council members oppose cutting judges Deal campaign draws ethics complaint Residents call for closure of Ogeechee textile plant

June 7

June 7, 2011 --

Perdue could testify in AL bribery trial Ga. 400/I-85 to be rebuilt, but was new toll needed? Wife: Albany judge didn’t hit me Feds to investigate more Delta union elections ATL trims # of Muni Court judges Fulton microphone flap reflects image issues

April 26

April 26, 2011 --

Ga. lobbyist’s ex-boss pleads guilty to bribery in Alabama Frazier: Lobbyists sank tax reform Lawsuit attacks Ga. mental health system, could cost millions East Point gives out unauthorized raises 3rd finalist withdraws from DeKalb’s school superintendent search Morris Brown negotiating to pay down federal debt Columbus fined $150K for sewage spills

Dec. 1

December 1, 2010 --

Fulton DA sees ‘clear-cut’ evidence of APS cheating Clayton schools security chief indicted on bribery charge Former Tybee Island cops guilty in teen Tazing Ray McBerry accuses blogger, Henry County mom of libel DeKalb schools, ex-contractor blame each other for trial delays FCB Financial under state, federal oversight

Nov. 5

November 5, 2010 --

Newly re-elected Casey Cagle faces a palace coup Grand jury wants to shake up Gwinnett government UGA official advises keeping faculty search info off the record City Hall East developer’s attorney co-hosted councilwoman’s fundraiser APS spent $95K to investigate suspected cheating Bribery probe prompts Athens probation revamp Warner Robins councilman Williams indicted Retired Sea Island […]

Grand jury indicts 2 top DeKalb school officials

Grand jury indicts 2 top DeKalb school officials
May 26, 2010 --

A DeKalb County grand jury today indicted former school Superintendent Crawford Lewis and Pat Reid, the district’s former chief operating officer, as well as her ex-husband, architect Tony Pope, and her secretary. The indictment alleges $80 million in fraudulently awarded construction contracts, tens of thousands of dollars in sports and theater tickets as bribes, and a taxpayer-funded stay in the Bahamas. The grand jury also charged, without elaboration, that Reid tried to blackmail Lewis.

Feds: Ex-DeKalb deputy chief Donald Frank took bribes

May 19, 2010 --

Donald E. Frank, former deputy police chief for DeKalb County, was arraigned today for allegedly accepting two bribes from a small business owner. Prosecutors said Frank, 46, solicited the bribes from co-defendant Amin Budhwani, 46, in October 2008. The indictment describes each of the alleged bribes as “something of value of $5,000 or more.” Frank, who was demoted to lieutenant last year, was placed on administrative leave without pay.  UPDATE: DeKalb County announced today (May 26) that it has fired Frank.

Sept. 15

September 15, 2009 --

Gwinnett DA seeks special grand jury for county land deals Eaves seeks council seat 20 years after bribery conviction Roberta police officers serve jail time on weekends, but still on force weekdays State inquires on Albany taxpayers group

Sept. 5

September 5, 2009 --

FBI launches Augusta bribery inquiry Augusta sued over records access Covington police chief cleared of accusations Carrollton school board member says nepotism law doesn’t apply to him GBI focuses on Pendergrass City Hall money issues

Josh Kenyon

Josh Kenyon
June 6, 2009 --

Josh Kenyon has been scared straight. With the federal pen now five years behind him, the former chief of staff for Fulton County Commission Chairman Mitch Skandalakis is helping the man who put him in jail teach corporate ethics. Kenyon lost his job, his wife, his family and his law license after serving six months […]