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McKoon: Censure Balfour, remove him as Rules chair

McKoon: Censure Balfour, remove him as Rules chair
August 21, 2012 --

Aug. 20, 2012 — Josh McKoon has called on his Senate colleagues to censure Don Balfour and remove him as chairman of that chamber’s Rules Committee for filing false expense reports.

Ex-Fulton financial supervisor charged with stealing county funds

Ex-Fulton financial supervisor charged with stealing county funds
November 5, 2010 --

Fulton County police on Thursday arrested a central figure in an alleged theft of taxpayers’ funds and an alleged cover-up by county commissioners. Nicola Hosier, formerly a financial systems supervisor in Fulton County’s human services agency, faces 15 counts of forgery and credit card theft. Republicans, meanwhile, questioned the timing of the arrest — which came two days after the general election.

Supreme Court dumps ‘lost’ Twiggs probate judge

Supreme Court dumps 'lost' Twiggs probate judge
June 28, 2010 --

June 28, 2010 — A mid-Georgia judge — who admitted to being “as lost as I could be” when he took office — was removed from the bench today by the Georgia Supreme Court. Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth Fowler’s conduct, the high court wrote, “shows that he is simply unwilling to live up to his legal and ethical responsibilities.”

Feb. 13

February 13, 2010 --

Ethics panel member who came under fire resigns for health reasons Scott asks OX wrongfully accepted $1.2 million in campaign funds Police bust teen drinking party at judge’s upscale west Cobb home Dougherty DA open to criminal charges following cheating investigation Citizen board: APD stonewalling investigation into Atlanta Eagle raid Perdue names Melissa Carter as […]

AG to pursue civil charges in Chattooga election fraud case

AG to pursue civil charges in Chattooga election fraud case
August 31, 2009 --

Georgia’s attorney general will pursue civil charges in an alleged election fraud case involving former Chattooga County State Court judge Carlton Vines. A jury in Summerville couldn’t reach a decision in April on criminal charges that Vines conspired to fix a 2006 election. The State Election Board on Thursday voted to turn over its investigation to the attorney general. Board member Randy Evans has indicated a civil fine of $100,000 is possible.

Merle Temple

Merle Temple
June 13, 2009 --

Maybe fate landed Merle Temple in Memphis. After all, the former Georgia deputy school superintendent professes a love of Elvis. … and a few other things. But he won’t be seeing Graceland anytime soon, even if it is just 18 miles away. Temple is serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for a scheme to award […]

Ex-Chattooga County judge facing possible $100K fine

Ex-Chattooga County judge facing possible $100K fine
June 3, 2009 --

The State Elections Board hasn’t decided an alleged vote-fixing case in Chattooga County yet, but they sure sounded Tuesday like they want to drop the hammer on former State Court Judge Carlton Vines (right). “We’re looking at basically a $100,000 fine,” board member Randy Evans said, drawing a gasp from spectators in the packed room. […]

Warrants: Execs transferred $23 million from electric co-op

April 23, 2009 --

Cobb County authorities allege that executives of a non-profit electric cooperative illegally transferred at least $23 million from the co-op to a business in which they had a financial interest. Cobb sheriff’s deputies and the GBI served search warrants Wednesday at the EMC offices and the homes of three co-op executives – CEO Dwight Brown […]