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No written report in DeKalb’s $325-an-hour suicide inquiry

No written report in DeKalb's $325-an-hour suicide inquiry
May 22, 2009 --

DeKalb County school officials have no written record of the investigation that exonerates school employees in the April 16 suicide of a Dunaire Elementary fifth-grader. Retired judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore (right) said Wednesday that she found “no evidence of bullying” after interviewing dozens of teachers, parents and students at Dunaire. The mother of 11-year-old […]

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 […]

TitleMax gave $192K to pols; no disclosure

TitleMax gave $192K to pols; no disclosure
May 19, 2009 --

By JIM WALLS May 9, 2009 — One of the state’s largest title pawn companies poured $192,000 into Georgia political campaigns, primarily those of state lawmakers, in 2007 and 2008. Nobody really knew that during the 2008 election season, though. Nor was it public knowledge during the 2009 legislative session (which preserved the status quo […]