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Oct. 10

October 10, 2010 --

Deal’s federal taxes baffling APD’s CSI unit still understaffed, undertrained, underpaid Few study power of school boards Ex-lawmaker’s tax evasion trial set for April City: Repaying feds won’t hurt Augusta charities GBI probing Kingston, Ga., finances again

Oct. 8

October 8, 2010 --

Bannister resigns as Gwinnett commission chairman E-mails: Ag secretary decided hastily to fire Ga. official over racial remarks Attorney general says ATL school board change was wrong Truth-o-meter: House candidate said rival took money meant for schoolchildren

Oct. 7

October 7, 2010 --

ATL traffic offenders get hard sell for court diversion program Document: Barnes law firm appeared 37 times before judges he appointed Internet privacy suits filed against Yahoo, others APD: ‘Most dangerous’ ranking not true

Oct. 6

October 6, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury may indict commissioners in probe of land deals Supreme Court denies Ga. death penalty appeal Analysis: LNG trucking disaster could endanger Savannah hospitals, schools Carroll County to pay $100K+ in EPD fines Bad appraisals, loans caused Appalachian Community Bank to fail

Ex-U.S. attorney to probe motive for Fulton firing

Ex-U.S. attorney to probe motive for Fulton firing
October 5, 2010 --

Fulton County has hired former U.S. Attorney Richard H. Deane Jr. to determine whether political pressure squelched an inquiry into possible financial misconduct. Attorneys allege a current and former county employee lost their jobs for looking into the alleged misuse of $183,000 in public funds. “Taking it outside was the proper thing to do,” Commissioner Robb Pitts said. Read on …

Oct. 5

October 5, 2010 --

FBI: Federal judge bought drugs from stripper Legal tab nears $3M for Hartsfield-Jackson lawsuit AT&T to pay $300M to IRS Houston Co. DA fires candidate for judgeship

Finally, 3 years later, trial set for alleged theft of public funds

Finally, 3 years later, trial set for alleged theft of public funds
October 4, 2010 --

Three years ago, a grand jury indicted Davetta Johnson Mitchell, alleging she used seven checks to steal $40,000 in public money. Now, after the case nearly slipped through the cracks, a judge says the former executive director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority will finally get her month in court.

Ala. vote-buying probe nets ex-aide to Ga. House speaker

Ala. vote-buying probe nets ex-aide to Ga. House speaker
October 4, 2010 --

Jarrell “Jay” Walker Jr., a former aide to ex-House Speaker Glenn Richardson, was among 11 people charged today in an alleged scheme by gambling interests  to buy Alabama lawmakers’ votes. Walker and others allegedly offered such inducements as illicit political contributions, campaign appearances by country music stars and payments to persuade prospective electoral opponents to withdraw — all in a failed effort to legalize electronic bingo machines in Alabama.

Oct. 4

October 4, 2010 --

Prior suit may signal fate of cases against Eddie Long Accused lawyer: Former secretary was informant Gwinnett grand jury to wrap up probe of land deals 4 violate Warner Robins nepotism policy