Sept. 5, 2012 — State and federal agents seized documents and planned two arrests today in an investigation of alleged falsification and alteration of child-abuse intake reports in Muscogee County. Investigators are trying to determine whether reports were falsified to make it appear Georgia was opening abuse cases more quickly so DFCS could qualify for millions of federal dollars that had been withheld.
PSC member’s pursuit of Masters tickets improper, critics say Columbus judge denies tipping off officials about FBI probe Albany investigator: Cheating found ‘in every school we’ve been to’ Opinion: Our watchdog role in redistricting
Dalton judge’s sentences raise questions FBI team takes aim at corruption AYP transfers: Does anybody win? Does anyone know? Delay expected in trial for Broxton mayor
Deal wants accuser to pay legal fees in ethics cases FBI probing Choctaws’ link to ATL management firm Opinion: GA ethics panel members should stop their political activity Opinion: Who monitors the ethics of the ethics monitors? Gwinnett approves new land-buying rules Blogger wants end to Sherrod’s defamation lawsuit
Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI, e-mailed me just now to offer me $10 million. Wonder if it’s a scam.
FBI: Federal judge bought drugs from stripper Legal tab nears $3M for Hartsfield-Jackson lawsuit AT&T to pay $300M to IRS Houston Co. DA fires candidate for judgeship
A dozen people, including a former sheriff, mishandled scores of absentee ballots cast in elections in four Georgia counties in 2008, state elections officials say. Investigators found ballots were requested or marked without voters’ knowledge, voters were assisted who did not need help, and some of the “helpers” covered their tracks by failing to sign paperwork to acknowledge their involvement. In Twiggs County, FBI analysis found fingerprints of former Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, on envelopes containing absentee ballots.
ATL investigates spiked water bills FBI releases Neal Street case report
Metro property owners were overcharged ATL woman, 61, arrested for asking ‘Why?’ Amid police probe, Marietta judge continued to hold court FBI interviews SCLC officials in Georgia Bibb school officals face another ethics probe Augusta chemical plant to pay $171K more in emissi0ns fees
FBI removes computer, boxes from home of SCLC chairman Ex-lawmaker, judge traveled to Italy on troubled insurer’s dime Georgia docs paid big bucks by drug companies GBI admits mistakes in ATL murder case Six years later, Augusta hasn’t cleaned up ‘excessive’ mold in law enforcement building Alpharetta councilman played key role in deal for $100K […]
Atlanta’s police oversight board will study charges that officers implicated in the 2006 Kathryn Johnston shooting, and other officers, had arrest quotas and worked extra jobs while on duty. The Citizen Review Board, created two years ago in response to the Johnston case, will also dig deeper into FBI files that suggest other unindicted officers broke the law or departmental rules
A federal judge today sentenced a former Polk County deputy sheriff to nearly two years in prison for beating an inmate in a restraint chair. Ex-Sgt. Joshua David Lowe, 25, will serve 1 year and nine months in prison for the beating, described by a witness as unjustified and “horrible.” Read the news release …