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Nov. 5

November 5, 2009 --

Feds implicate Troutman Sanders real estate chair in $50M kickback scheme Hired as a man, fired as a woman State powerless to audit prepaid cell phone companies SACS: Clayton schools closer to full ‘operational’ status Glynn County court still inundated wih DUIs Norcross logistics firm accused of racial promotion bias, federal labor law violations

Iraq water bribes net 17-year sentence for Fort McPherson official

September 14, 2009 --

A former Fort McPherson official was sentenced to federal prison today for taking bribes to steer $66 million in contracts to provide water to U.S. troops in Iraq. Richard E. Long, 63, of St. Augustine, Fla., was convicted in February of accepting $549,700 in bribes from Mack S. Smith to help Smith’s company win the Army’s business. Long got 17 1/2 years, while Smith, also convicted in February, got 12 1/2 years. I wasn’t there, but I can pass on the news release …