Clayton tax commissioner arrested for not turning in take-home car $7M from Indigent Defense Fund routed to state treasury Former Floyd Co. magistrate arrested on 27 charges Georgia bans school seclusion rooms Unarmed shooting victim’s mom slams Hodges in campaign ad Police: No evidence ex-DeKalb chief was kidnapped No ethics hearing on Oxendine case before […]
Jailhouses are rockin‘ in northeast Georgia, as hundreds of defendants awaiting trial are once again guaranteed an attorney if they cannot afford one. The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council this week settled a lawsuit alleging it had abandoned poor defendants in the five-county Northern Judicial Circuit. The judge signing the consent order concluded the state’s indigent-defense system is “fraught with a lack of accountability.”
UPDATE: Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young acknowledged just now that he supports both Ken Hodges and Rob Teilhet to be Georgia’s next attorney general. “I plead guilty,” Young said in a phone interview. Teilhet, whose campaign received a $200 check from Young, this week accused Hodges of lying about receiving an endorsement from the former U.N. endorsement.