State officials have cleared three guards of accusations that they incited violence among girls held at a Rome juvenile detention facility. One of the guards was fired, though, for failing to prevent a Dec. 7 attack, and the other two were disciplined for unrelated policy violations. Some girls in the facility said they believed guards were complicit in some violence, but officials said the guards passed polygraph exams and “the totality of witness statements and information” did not support the charges.
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A former deputy DeKalb County police chief has admitted taking a businessman’s bribes. Ex-Lt. Donald E. Frank faces up to five years in federal prison. Sentencing has not been scheduled, which often means that prosecutors want to see whether a defendant can supply useful information — and, if necessary, testify — about criminal activity by others.
Former DeKalb police Lt. Willie Daren Durrett was arraigned Monday for allegedly taking bribes from a small business owner, forcing a delay in the trial of co-defendant Donald Frank. Court filings, meanwhile, show Frank’s attorneys are hoping a jury never hears the name of Frank’s former boss, ex-DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones.
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.
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.
Former Telfair County Sheriff Jimmie Williamson will serve three years in federal prison for misusing county funds, federal prosecutors announced. According to testimony, Williamson paid for an all-terrain vehicle with county funds, pocketed fines intended for the Probate Court and kept $5,000 seized in a traffic stop for himself, according to the Macon Telegraph.
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 […]