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Demoted DOT treasurer Mahfuz announces retirement

April 1, 2010 --

Earl Mahfuz, the Georgia DOT’s top numbers guy until state investigators found evidence of financial shenanigans, has retired effective today. Mahfuz has been at the center of an accounting controversy in which DOT employed practices described by Gov. Sonny Perdue as “Enron accounting.”

Sept. 25

September 25, 2009 --

Victims, families respond to Imperial Sugar investigation Clayton County principal shakeup over cellphone sex video Corps denies Lake Lanier water releases added to flooding … GDOT to pay for $1,500 road signs from federal stimulus funds … Bookman: Reserving interstate lanes for the affluent … Watchdog tells Atlanta candidates to stop e-mailing city employees …

Aug. 5

August 5, 2009 --

Feds freeze GDOT’s transit grants over financial management problems Think tank, state agency at odds on lending practices Eldrin Bell accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’ by Clayton County employee Opinion: Let’s examine hospital tax breaks Nepotism law could derail Gainesville school board campaign

Trash talk from ex-DOT chair: Audit findings ‘absurd,’ Perdue’s comments “irresponsible”

Trash talk from ex-DOT chair: Audit findings 'absurd,' Perdue's comments "irresponsible"
August 3, 2009 --

David Doss of Rome, former chairman of the state Transportation Board, got riled up the other day about the state auditor’s findings of financial mismanagement at DOT. So he wrote AtlantaUnfiltered to share a piece of his mind. Auditors said DoT spent billions of dollars that it did not have, which Doss labels “absurd.” And he chided Gov. Sonny Perdue for using the term “Enron accounting” to describe DOT’s cash management procedures. Read his post …