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Vital Records chief ‘paranoid’ about job — here’s why

Vital Records chief 'paranoid' about job -- here's why
June 3, 2009 --

Georgia’s $96,000-a-year vital records director was “very paranoid about his job and was always afraid that he was going to lose it,” a GBI investigative report says. Now we know why. The GBI file, released Tuesday, shows co-workers found six boxes of unprocessed paperwork in director Richard Wheat’s office over spring break, and even more […]

GBI Report: Witness protection files left unprotected

GBI Report: Witness protection files left unprotected
May 22, 2009 --

The head of Georgia’s Vital Records unit was fired after co-workers found unsecured files from the federal witness protection program in his office. State officials had said Richard Wheat (right), 43, was let go last month for “gross mismanagement.” They provided no specific explanation for his dismissal. Wheat was on leave in April when other […]