Madison built a reputation as a tough guy over 24 years as Piedmont Circuit district attorney (Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties). He got caught billing Banks County for salary expenses that the state was already paying and helping his wife double-dip on two jobs in his office. He kept about $40,000 for himself, buying a […]
This couple (husband and wife) made this much as CEO & executive director of the Atlanta-based Children’s Wish Foundation International. The charity in 2007 spent 60 percent of its income on fund-raising and 20 percent on granting wishes.
Today, Atlanta City Council members may decide just how far they want to go with independent oversight of their police force. It’s only a work session. But the council’s Public Safety Committee has set aside two whole hours to address a standoff between police officials and a civilian review board that wants access to internal […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2009 CONTACT: Andrea Coleman, 404.848.3982 or Cara Hodgson 404.848.5157 MARTA BEGINS Fiscal Year 2010 BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS Staff to Present Budget Recommendations to Board of Directors’ Business Management Committee Meeting Today MARTA staff will present its recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal to its board of […]
The 2006 shooting death of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston exposed corruption on the Atlanta police force and sent three officers to federal prison. But, 30 months after the Atlanta woman’s death, the Atlanta police internal affairs unit and a citizen review panel are still looking for answers. Johnston was gunned down in the living room of […]
TitleMax of Georgia, one of the state’s largest car title pawn companies, filed five more campaign disclosures after our report last week. With those filings, TitleMax has now disclosed — for the first time — $296,000 in political contributions since July 1, 2006. There were 195 donations in that period; in each case, failure to […]
By JIM WALLS May 26, 2009 — Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan (right) looked flushed, pale and “extremely nervous” when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over Saturday. “Horgan’s hands began to shake, and his voice began to tremble in conversation,” Deputy Justin Storm reported. Not surprising, it would seem, since the deputy found marijuana and […]
Georgia leads the nation in bank failures. What better time to chat up a Web site that uses public records to analyze the strength of every bank in America? BankTracker calculates and publishes a “troubled asset ratio” for every bank, as well as other key financial information, all derived from public filings with the Federal […]