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Report: Paul Broun among ‘most corrupt’ Congress-persons

Report: Paul Broun among 'most corrupt' Congress-persons
September 13, 2012 --

Paul Broun’s conflicting accounts of more than $300,000 in loans to his election campaign make him one of the most corrupt members of Congress, a Washington activist group says.

Feb. 24

February 24, 2011 --

Feds focus on deferred prosecutions under ex-Clayton DA How Dems & Repubs squandered Ga.’s unemployment tax reserve Roswell mortgage lander accused of $100M in bad loans Schools already spent millions on new math Audit questions ATL’s ability to manage federal grants Mayor Reed’s new SUVs draw criticism Commission to dismiss Cagle ethics complaint? Bibb magistrate […]

Deal on CREW’s ‘most embarrassing’ list for 2010

Deal on CREW's 'most embarrassing' list for 2010
December 16, 2010 --

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal left Congress this year but still made the list of 2010’s “most embarrassing re-elects” compiled by a Washington advocacy group. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which filed the 2009 complaint that led to a congressional ethics investigation of Deal, described him as a “new governor to watch” in a just-released report.

Nov. 22

November 22, 2010 --

Ga. bankrolls unemployment benefits with fed loans Ga. Supreme Court: DeKalb overcharged homeowner Tiny town’s mayor indicted for credit card fraud

Oct. 6

October 6, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury may indict commissioners in probe of land deals Supreme Court denies Ga. death penalty appeal Analysis: LNG trucking disaster could endanger Savannah hospitals, schools Carroll County to pay $100K+ in EPD fines Bad appraisals, loans caused Appalachian Community Bank to fail

Sept. 17

September 17, 2010 --

Suicidal often wait days in ER before treatment Deal didn’t disclose $2.85M in loans Ga. 400 toll may not expire as promised Sea Island execs got big bonuses pre-bankruptcy Columbus State provost resigns Riverkeeper moves to block Forsyth Co. discharge permit Clayton Co. DA investigates Lovejoy voter records

May 12

May 12, 2010 --

School sells diploma for $99 to dog Undocumented Kennesaw State student subject of scrutiny Supreme Court asked to decide whether Ga. can afford death penalty Lax oversight, bad loans doomed American United Bank Airport manager chastised for take-home vehicles ‘Special’ election in DeKalb is especially pointless Testing violations found in at least 5 school systems […]

Dec. 11

December 11, 2009 --

Democrats announce new ethics legislation Last chance for the House ‘old guard’? College Park loans $130,000 to restaurant filing for bankruptcy State taken to task on water goals Recall effort looks to unseat 3 Gwinnett commissioners Seven Atlanta, Fulton County educators banned in test cheating scandal Congressman Tom Price releases his list of worst federal […]

Peter & Julia White, Southern Center for International Studies: $271,796

September 21, 2009 --

This couple’s combined salary represented 11 percent of all expenses in FY2007, as the Southern Center ran a deficit of nearly $1.2 million, tax records show. They made much more in the two previous years: $484,781 with benefits in FY2006 and $459,006 with benefits in FY2005.

Your August bailout update: $393 billion outstanding

Your August bailout update: $393 billion outstanding
September 2, 2009 --

By PAUL KIEL, ProPublica

Starting with this post, we’ll be updating you every month on the status of the taxpayer-funded bailouts we track in our database — namely the TARP and government rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Recent reports by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have drawn attention to the billions in revenue that the Treasury Department has collected from companies early in returning their TARP investments. While those returns have been encouraging, there’s no question that the taxpayer remains deep in the red.

July 15

July 15, 2009 --

Man jailed for child support, even though he was not the father, released Audit: Atlanta violates Disability Act Synovus loans to Sea Island Co. blamed for bank’s woes AG: Georgia doesn’t have to follow environmental rules Cobb school board chair pleges more openness Clayton police claim Victor Hill suit made them lose pay U.S. to […]