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April 24

April 24, 2010 --

Judge’s sex talk swept under the robe? ATL mayor seeks massive rollback of pension benefits Vote to eliminate tax credit to poor dismays critics Early reports acknowledge some CRCT cheating Mohawk settlement could spark more illegal-worker lawsuits McIntosh County commissioner indicted for perjury Twiggs judge testifies on alleged misconduct

Feb. 4

February 4, 2010 --

Bibb investigator accused of perjury; some cases to be thrown out UGA athetic director gets $90K pay hike ATL Council digs deeper into ‘unorthodox’ construction funding DeKalb educators take $382K Hollywood retreat Georgia gets ‘D’ from voter rights group Former Clayton police chief back at work DeKalb fires 5th firefighter for response to fatal blaze […]

Blitch, ex-Clinch County judge, fined $100K after fraud plea

Blitch, ex-Clinch County judge, fined $100K after fraud plea
December 2, 2009 --

Former Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III of Clinch County was sentenced Tuesday to three years’ probation and fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to fraud in federal court in Macon. Blitch’s crime was punishable by up to 20 years in prison but he avoided prison time under the plea agreement. Prosecutors dropped the remaining […]

Another Fulton County jailer pleads guilty

Another Fulton County jailer pleads guilty
September 22, 2009 --

A former Fulton County jailer pleaded guilty today to lying about the death of a mentally ill inmate. Derontay Anton Langford, 33, admitted lying to a federal grand jury investigating the March 2008 death of inmate Richard Glasco (left). Former detention officer Curtis Jerome Brown Jr., accused of the beating that led to Glasco’s death, and another former deputy are scheduled to go on trial next month. Langford faces a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Look for Langford to be a witness if it goes to trial.

Pat Swindall

Pat Swindall
June 2, 2009 --

Swindall, a former two-term congressman from DeKalb, was convicted in 1989 of lying to a grand jury in a federal sting investigation. An undercover IRS agent testified that Swindall discussed the possible use of $850,000 in illegal drug proceeds to finance cost overruns in the construction of his Stone Mountain house. He served a year […]