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Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio

Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio
September 27, 2010 --

Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill and a county employee who was under investigation for fraud attended a professional conference in Rio de Janeiro this year shortly after officials allegedly shelved the inquiry. Boxill and Cheryl Estes, a program manager in the Human Services Department, were among five Fulton County officials at the U.N. World Urban […]

Whistleblowers: Homeless money diverted, we lost our jobs

Whistleblowers: Homeless money diverted, we lost our jobs
September 21, 2010 --

Two whistleblowers are preparing to sue Fulton County Manager Zachary Williams, claiming he eliminated their jobs because they reported waste and fraud in county government. The potential plaintiffs told Williams that more than $150,000 in county funds — disguised as payments for homeless shelter supplies — had bought lavish linens, Chiavari wedding chairs and other supplies for an employee’s private event-planning business, their attorney said.

Summerhill non-profit sues founder after IRS audit

Summerhill non-profit sues founder after IRS audit
September 6, 2010 --

Infighting and tax troubles threaten the future of a citizens’ group founded to improve the Summerhill community near Turner Field. The Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corp. has sued its founder, former state Rep. Douglas Dean, alleging he secretly pledged the nonprofit’s property to back $2.4 million in bank loans — now in default — to benefit a private developer. The non-profit, according to the suit, “now faces the very real possibility of losing substantially all of its real property assets.” In addition, federal tax records list $470,000 in unsecured, interest-free loans from the non-profit to Dean and his wife, and $50,000 to the group’s new CEO. Dean says those payments were reimbursements of money he loaned the non-profit over the years. IRS auditors could find little or no documentation for those debts.