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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 …

Judge backs ouster of SCLC officials under investigation

September 1, 2010 --

The board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was justified in removing officials under investigation for financial misconduct, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Al Dempsey ruled today. Dempsey said former SCLC chairman Raleigh Trammell and treasurer Spiver Gordon breached their fiduciary duty by using SCLC funds without authorization to pay their legal fees. Dempsey gave […]

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.”